Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Hamza el Din Photographs - The Oud

The Oud

The oud, known throughout the Eastern world both from documentation and handed down through oral tradition, is regarded as the king, sultan, or emir of musical instruments and is considered by many to be the principal instrument of the Arabs. The oud's name derives from the word al-oud, which means a branch of wood. The oud has five pairs of strings with each pair tuned to the same pitch, and with a single string, also the thickest and known as the bamteli.


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