Session Description

Rhythm of the Oud
Music Course
With Ashraf Awad

Dates: Fridays, 14 February–17 April 2020
Timings: 2:00 pm–6:00 pm
Location: Sharjah Art Institute, Arts Square
Ages: 8+
Languages: Arabic and English

In this course, participants will learn how to hold the oud with both hands and play one or two maqams [the system of melodic modes used in traditional Arabic music] in a simple song. They will also learn to avoid the common mistakes players make and advance their skills. The course will reflect on the different oud styles from Iraq, the Levant, Egypt, Turkey and the Gulf as well as techniques for making maqam transitions and using the risha [plectrum]. Participants in the advanced course should have been practising the oud for more than a year.


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The registration fee is AED 100. Materials are provided by Sharjah Art Foundation.

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