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by Marina Toshich

  • Author: Marina Toshich
  • ISBN: 0786678631
  • ISBN13: 978-0786678631
  • ePub: 1616 kb | FB2: 1545 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Music
  • Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.; Pap/DVD edition (August 26, 2008)
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 872
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Mel Bay Presents The Basics of Oud (Book and DVD) ePub download

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Start by marking Mel Bay Presents The Basics of Oud (Book and DVD) as Want to Read . the dvd is pretty weak. i think i found some typos, too. but its one of the few oud method books in english so i really can't complain. John Cathey rated it really liked it Dec 11, 2015.

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Mel Bay Publications, Inc. Date Published: 5/23/2015. An in-depth instruction manual for the Arabic oud, the ancestor of the lute and guitar.

An in-depth instruction manual for the Arabic oud, the ancestor of the lute and guitar. Contents include: Holding the oud, Plucking the Strings, Basic Plucking Rules in Arabic Tradition, Positions of Left Hand Fingers, Basic Notes on the oud, Advanced Left-Hand Techniques, Maqamat, and much more. Mel Bay Publications, Inc.

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An in-depth instruction manual for the Arabic oud, the ancestor of the lute and guitar. A companion instructional DVD is included showing key points to playing the Oud.. Contents include: Holding the oud, Plucking the Strings, Basic Plucking Rules in Arabic Tradition, Positions of Left Hand Fingers, Basic Notes on the oud, Advanced Left-Hand Techniques, Maqamat, and much more. Over 40 tunes are included in the book. Standard notation only.
Sorryyy
In terms of method, that is, how to hold the instrument, how to move from one string to another, how to hold your risha, how to get started learning notes, this book really shines. The DVD is very useful for beginners. I can't say that enough. You learn how to use both hands properly, and those exercises are going to be vital for moving on with the instrument.

The problem is that the book suddenly stops. Maybe it is the fact that you are bridging a gap between cultures (maqams are fairly hard to explain without having music theory under your belt). Maybe the authors thought that you should move on to another book. The pragmatics of it are this: once you have the basics down, you're on your own until you find something else. Luckily, the internet succeeds here.

I am giving this book 4 stars because it is the best place to start for the Arabic oud. After being intimidated by the oud I bought in Egypt for years, I finally sat down with this book and learned to play it! A great feeling, indeed.

But be realistic about the limitations of this book and understand that you will need to move on.
Tall
There is evidently a new wave of oud playing brewing in the West. If you have an oud and need to start somewhere, this book is invaluable. The videos on the DVD are excellent. Together they will take you to the point where you are making proper noises on your instrument, and might want to start learning some Middle Eastern music, and this is where things get tricky. There are many issues she sidesteps, like the fact that no two oud players can seem to agree on the best tuning, and that may be for the better. The diagrams do have some problems, not that the convention is to put the bass note at the top (which is what she does), but the opposite, that a note position diagram, placed on the neck, with the nut to the left and the body to the right, should "work", and for that it must be oriented the way the instrument is laid out, the way the player looks at the neck, with the treble strings "away from the reader", in other words at the top of the diagram, otherwise it demands a lot of imagination. Detail, indeed, but it makes an important diagram, that might help with the included scores, hard to use. I ended up making my own.

Then to take the leap from plucking a few notes, albeit correctly, let's call that step 1, to doing what all beginning oud players do, namely to start learning some famous pieces in the repertoire, and familiarization with the "modes" of Arabic music, called Maqam, meets a bit of a wall. There's a video clip that shows a few, but the 2 pages that list a dozen Maqams is cursory to say the least, especially in light of the fact there are (at least) over 100.

Other reviewers have pinpointed the most important issues, like the dearth of audible examples, and the reliance on standard notation as a way to (in theory) convey some necessary "songs". Many people coming to the oud will have played the guitar, but indeed without significant sight-reading skills. The few pages on notation and (Western) music theory, although well done, are not going to remedy that. It's debatable if a whole page to present the Italian names of tempos (Allegro, etc) is anything but filler. Over half the book, then, is for many readers largely useless, a mute collection of pieces that sits there with nothing that would make you want to explore them. Even for sight readers, motivation is essential, and enthusiasm builds as you learn step 1; the videos and the "getting started" material are excellent and generate interest. And then she leaves us .... holding a terse song book that includes Amazing Grace and Greensleeves. If you can work through them, they are good to have. There are some odd things going on with little numbers that sometimes refer to strings, or fingers? but then what is that zero, so they must be "fret positions"?

Tablature, adapted to the 1/4 tone system, might help QUITE a bit, but the IDEAL vehicle is video, and it's too bad there aren't two DVDs with the book. I understand there are prohibitive costs involved, but I think a lot of people will go through the first chapters, step 1, and then have to find other resources. That may be in the nature of things. The oud is not exactly equipped with a large body of scholarly or instructional literature, as it was a part of an esoteric oral master-student tradition that was closed to outsiders. Try "oud" in Amazon's "books" -- see? In many ways, then, this book is a first. Considering that the book with the invaluable DVD costs less than one typical private lesson, there's truly nothing here to complain about, and it leaves the package an enjoyable and essential must-have for any beginner, so get it, pick up your oud, and get started already! You can find a lot of supplementary materials on youtube and other 'net resources.
Berenn
This is a very good Oud Book and has a lot of good songs but as an absolute beginner I feel like it doesn't always break things down as much as I personally need. However there are so few sources for learning how to play the oud on your own that I'm pretty sure this about as good as it gets! The DVD is very helpful though and helps to illustrate some of the things that don't translate as well with just words. If you're an English speaker looking to learn how to play the oud this is THE book for you! This is the most complete guide for beginners I've found so far. There are a few other oud instruction books out there and if you're serious about the oud I'd buy them all (by all I mean like all three that exist which includes this one).
Reddefender
Had another oud instructional book & DVD combo that was only so-so IMHO so I bought this one. First challenge: this one uses a classical Arabic oud tuning, but I don't mind. (I own a Turkish oud.) Have just started to get into it, will go beyond initial open string exercises when I have those down. Have since seen Ms. Toshich on YouTube videos -- quite an accomplished player -- so I am confident that this book & DVD will meet my needs of getting started at my own pace.
Quinthy
This book is designed for Arab style oud, CFAdgc tuning. D'addario J95 strings work for this tuning and are readily available. The song selection is vast and seemingly authentic. The DVD is helpful for getting started, but seems to focus a little too much on the rudiments of music. If this is your first instrument, it's very useful. If you're an experienced musician, it's a bit tedious. The book could be improved with more extensive fingering for the left hand, especially for the quarter tones. Each selection defines a position, however there seems to be some ambiguity and contradiction at times. Or, at least, room for clarification. Also, I would have preferred a cd with a recording of all the songs versus the DVD. Still, overall this is a good book. And, with limited selection for oud methodology written in English, a worth while purchase.
Banal
The book is your absolute best bet if you're just starting to play the oud. It covers everything from tuning your instrument, to learning the basic makams. The video is even better. Step by step, very easy to understand and it's all filmed in a series of short chapters, so you can play as you watch, press pause, start again, and in no time you'll be playing some basic makams and tunes.
Nern
Most, if not all Mel Bays products do the trick, This Oud book has really helped ground my with my new instrument lessons.
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