Middle Eastern Dance
Ouds and Other String Instruments

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The oud is one of the signature instruments of Middle Eastern music.  It is versatile and has a large musical range.

To read more about Middle Eastern Ouds please visit these additional pages on our site.

About Ouds and Other String Instruments
Learn about the history and development of the Oud as well as information on their construction, differences, buying
tips and more.

Care of Ouds and Other String Instruments
Learn how to take care of your Oud.  Tips for adjusting, stringing, and tuning your oud as well as cleaning it and
even how to make minor repairs.

Playing The Oud
Learn the basics of how to play your Oud.
Oud Player.

Clement Pujol.  Entertaining the Shaikh.  19thcentury.  Oil painting.  Mathaf Gallery, London