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A Brief History and Characteristics of the Oud
 
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Oud today  Turkey , Turkish Republics , Iranian , Arab It is a stringed instrument widely used in countries and the Balkans. The origin of the word oud comes from the word   in Arabic meaning aloe or   ode tree  ud_u . In some sources, it is said that Ud'u  Farabi ( 871-952 ) invented it, but there are oud and similar instruments in miniatures and reliefs long before Farabi. The oud, whose history dates back to the 19th and 20th dynasties in ancient Egypt , gained its current structure in the 10th century. Oud entered Europe from 2 branches, from Spain via Andalusia and then from the Balkans via the Seljuk and Ottoman Empire . Europeans 11-13th century  cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_Crusades  between Europe and Andalusia during their struggle with Europe and Andalusia saz, French Luth , English Lute German Laute , Italian L iuto or   Alaut , Spanish Laúd , or_cc583194c- Luto_cc583194d they have given. Lute and Guitar are instruments derived from Oud. The main reason why Farabi is perceived as the inventor of the oud is that he is a musician who has mastered the oud and the tuning system he brought to the oud . Farabi, who was one of those who gave the most comprehensive information about the oud in his period, added the 5th string to the oud, which was a 4-string instrument until that time . In this period , there were curtain ties on the handle of the oud and these were abandoned towards the end of the 10th century.

It is not known when the thickest wire called bamboo wire was added, but Anatolian It is thought that the Turks added it. This string was used under the highest strings until the first quarter of the 20th century. In 1954 , this string was placed on top of the lowest strings by Cafer Açın, and all strings were arranged from bottom to top, from treble to low.

There are four types of tuning for oud strings , which are as follows: 1) The traditional five-stringed udta (from thin to thick); sol-re-la-mi-re; 2) Contemporary six-stringed udta (in the same order): sol-re-la-mi-re-la ( Targan sometimes used this thick la as a deep Sol, depending on the piece he is going to play); 3) The change made by Bacanos; as sol-re-la-mi-si-fa; 4) Cinuçen Tanrıkorur 's tuning system is left-re-la-mi-si-largest.

 

The production of the oud, which consists of five basic elements , namely the hull (body), chest (cover), neck , pegs and strings, starts from the boat, as can be seen in the element order. Oud's boat; 70 cm long , 2 to 4 cm wide and 3 mm thick slices of leaves or circles on a mold consisting of 4-5 cm thick pieces glued in width and length, resembling a ship's hull , mostly between them - both for aesthetics and durability - with a contrast colored single or by placing double fillets and processing. In its classical construction, the boat is usually mahogany , walnut , paduk , vengi butterfly , rarely plum or olive wood. 

Today, the Oud boat; walnut , mahogany , plum , apricot , maple , cherry , imported woods such as magase , vengi , rosewood . The most important is the top plate, as in the violin. In order to be successful in sound, the table, the chest , must be made of high quality and very dry spruce wood. However, the plate should not be thick to get a nice and soft sound. Because sound waves reflect on the lute's boat, reflecting on the table, and vibrate. Soundboard has an importance of 75% in oud, if this is followed, it will be possible to get a good sound.

 

You can learn to play the Oud or improve your current level by taking Private Oud Lessons, One-to-One Group Oud Lessons, or Online Private Oud Lessons from our valuable teachers and instructors in our staff at Söyler Art Academy.


One-to-One Oud Lessons
(Private or Group)

 

One-to-One Oud Lessons are given in our Beşiktaş, İstanbul - Turkey and West Bay, Doha - Qatar branches.

In our lessons; A three-stage education is given according to the level of the students: beginner level , intermediate level , advanced level. This level is determined by the level test performed by our instructors before registration. Our one-to-one lessons are conducted in private or in groups, depending on your preference and availability.

 

Students who want to participate in the current Accreditation Program with the London Academy of Music and receive a certificate must have successfully completed the Advanced Level Program consisting of a minimum of 20 people ( only at branches in Turkey ).  

 

In our academy, a different price policy is followed according to the qualifications of our instructors and instructors in our training staff for One-to-One Oud Lessons. For One-to-One Oud Lessons, please contact us about the course schedule and course fees of our instructors and instructors you prefer. You can reach us via our phone numbers on our site, e-mail or chat on the site.


Online Oud Lessons
(Special)

 

As you know, after the pandemic that lasted for about 2 years, many institutions and organizations switched to the online system. We have prepared ourselves in this direction and started to serve you with our online lessons. 

 

Our Online Private Oud Lessons  are held in Turkish by video conference through one of the Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Telegram, Duo, Zoom or Skype applications.

In our Online Private Oud Lessons; Just like the One-to-One Oud Lessons, a 3-stage education is given according to the level of the students: beginner level , intermediate level , advanced level. The level of our students is determined in advance by the level test made by our instructors.

 

In our academy, a different price policy is followed according to the qualifications of our instructors and instructors in our training staff regarding the fee   for Online Oud Lessons . For Online Oud Lessons, please contact us about the lesson program and course fees of our instructors and instructors you prefer. You can reach us via our phone numbers on our site, e-mail or chat on the site.​