Do you want your friends and family to enjoy your Oud playing?

 

MESDE_15050181Would you like to hear your friends and family say, “Your Oud playing is so beautiful!”… ?

 

Would you like to see your friends and family dance to your Oud playing?

 

Would you like to appreciate more fully the aesthetic beauty of your Oud playing when you play for yourself?

 

Do you want to create that “Ohh yeahh…!” feeling every time you play the Oud for yourself?

 

If you said “yes”, keep reading.

 

 

“I am enjoying the Masterclass course, as I knew I would. You explain and demonstrate everything so clearly. I like the fact that you demonstrate the basic melody first and then a more advanced version with ornamentation. Because the course is more demanding than the foundation course, I’m taking my time and not giving in the temptation to rush ahead.” – Anthony Mizen

 

 

The Mistake I Made in Oud Playing

 

Do you know what a shredder is?

 

That kid who comes into the Guitar shop and picks up the first electric guitar he sees and just shreds all the time?

 

No one wants to listen to a shredder all the time.

 

Well, I was like that with the Oud…

 

Two or three years into learning the Oud, all I knew how to do was tremolo. I would apply tremolo to everything I could. It was the only thing I knew how to apply to my Oud playing to satisfy my desire to make my music sound full and enjoyable.

 

When playing for friends and family, they would stop listening after a while and start talking because everything I played sounded the same.

 

I felt frustrated that my Oud playing wasn’t keeping their attention.

 

Fastforward 8 years

 

When I play the Oud…

 

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Now my baby nephew can bobble his head to my music.

my mom sings along with my music…

my friends start to move their body to the music…

I appreciate the aesthetic beauty of my own playing…

I don’t get bored after playing and practicing… (I can practice all day long)

 

Now I feel like a confident Oud player, and I’m excited to learn more and keep playing.

 

So what happened in the last 8 years? What changed?

 

The Secrets I discovered

 

Two things happened:

 

I started performing regularly and received more feedback about my playing…

I started listening to Arabic Oud players…

 

Then I realized that you have to play the Oud in a way which showcases the strengths of the instrument.

 

What do I mean?

 

There are many ways to play the Oud, BUT there are certain techniques and tricks that sound GREAT when played on Oud.

 

The most commonly used techniques that showcase the beauty of the Oud are what I call…

 

The 5 Golden Techniques

 

That means, of all the techniques you can play on the Oud, there are 5 that create the majority of the outstanding character of Oud playing, and applying these techniques is going to make you AND your friends and family enjoy your Oud playing.

 

Can you guess what these 5 techniques are?

 

The 5 golden techniques are the following:

 

  1. Tremolo
  2. Doubling Up
  3. Bass Note Jumping
  4. Trills
  5. Hammer-on Pull-off Combinations

 

These are the techniques that create dynamics in the music and make it sound authentic and full even if you are playing the Oud by yourself.

 

Okay, but how do you play them, and how do you apply them to a piece of music?

 

How to play the techniques is relatively easy to show, but it took me a while to figure out how to apply them.

 

After doing many tutorials and teaching students, I’ve finally consolidated them into one easy-to-follow program.

 

“Man, you are a life saver with all your great Oud videos. Thanks a lot..”

 

Introducing The Masterclass

 

In The Masterclass, you will:

 

  • Learn how to incorporate the 5 Golden Techniques (and more) to any piece of music
  • Learn the famous Samai Bayati Al Aryan with advanced techniques
  • Develop ways to personalize the music with techniques and make it into your own piece of music

 

If you want to play competently and advance your Oud playing in a practical way, but feel lost when it comes to how to do it, this course will be a perfect fit.

 

This course will be available as an online course. This means, you can get access to the course from your phone, tablet or laptop wherever you are as long as you have internet connection.

 

It’s going to be just like taking lessons with a real teacher. You will progress step by step. You’ll get notation. You’ll get cheatsheets. And more.

 

It’s not going to be a course with a whole bunch of random techniques thrown together. It’s a systematic course that walks you through a piece of music and shows you how you can incorporate advanced techniques to any song or composition. You’ll then make that music your own.

 

Knowing the most effective way to apply techniques really took my Oud playing to the next level, and I became confident in my own playing.

 

The only downside to my experience learning these secrets is that it took me years to learn and figure out.

 

But you don’t have to spend years when you take the Masterclass.

 

 

Ready to start? Pick a package that suits your desires.

 

Click on the “Buy Now” button to make your purchase and you will be redirected to our Paypal account under the name “Majnuun Music and Dance”. You can then make your payment with Paypal.

 

Complete Package –

The Masterclass Samai Bayati Al Aryan Complete package

The complete package includes everything you need to create an exciting performance. It includes:

  • 7 exercise video lessons where you learn how to develop advanced techniques.
  • Bonus Taqsim video lesson where you learn practical ways to create a taqsim and exciting performance.
  • Taqsim cheatsheet that helps you connect with your audience with the formula for an mesmerizing taqsim.
  • Bonus performance video where you can see what you learned in action.
  • 5 video lessons where you learn how to play the basic version of Samai Bayati Al Aryan.
  • 5 video lessons where you learn how to apply advanced techniques to it and other compositions.
  • Basic music notation for Samai Bayati Al Aryan
  • Advanced music notation for Samai Bayati Al Aryan… so you can see exactly how advanced Oud techniques are notated. 
  • A technique cheatsheet that highlights important aspects of each technique and guidelines on where and how to use them in other compositions.

Valued at: $600

$109 USD

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Basic Package

The Masterclass Samai Bayati Al Aryan Basic package

The basic package includes everything you need to apply advanced techniques to any piece of music. It includes:

  • 5 video lessons where you learn how to play the basic version of Samai Bayati Al Aryan.
  • 5 video lessons where you learn how to apply advanced techniques to it and other compositions.
  • Basic music notation for Samai Bayati Al Aryan
  • Advanced music notation for Samai Bayati Al Aryan… so you can see exactly how advanced Oud techniques are notated.
  • A technique cheatsheet that highlights important aspects of each technique with guidelines on where and how to use them in other compositions.

Valued at: $300 USD

$89 USD

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Got questions? Email me at support@oudforguitarists.com.

Testimonials

“I tried your written version with the extra techniques. It was great to compare what I would add to the techniques you added. It gave me plenty to think about for use playing any semai’s… Thanks again.”

– Philip Gunter

“I am enjoying the Masterclass course, as I knew I would. You explain and demonstrate everything so clearly. I like the fact that you demonstrate the basic melody first and then a more advanced version with ornamentation. Because the course is more demanding than the foundation course, I’m taking my time and not giving in the temptation to rush ahead.

Having said that, I have listened to your Taksim performance and read the cheat sheet. I can project a little now into the future and see that the mystery and beauty of Taksim might be something I’ll understand and be able to do myself …”

– Anthony Mizen

 

This is what people are saying about Oud for Guitarists on YouTube

 

“Loving your tutorials! Thanks for making your efforts available.”

“Navid, really great work on this. I got to visit Doha last year for a few weeks, and I picked up an Oud while I was there. I’ve been playing guitar for 21 years, but you are really helping me to fill in the gaps to make my playing more authentic. Thanks for doing this series!”

“Well done! Very precise, and I like your explanations.”

“Man, you are a life saver with all your great Oud videos. Thanks a lot..”

 

 

Basic
$89
5 Lessons on Basic Samai Bayati Al Aryan
5 Lessons on Advanced Techniques Application
Basic Notation
Advanced Notation
Cheatsheet
 
 
 
 
 
Complete
$109
5 Lessons on Basic Samai Bayati Al Aryan
5 Lessons on Advanced Techniques Application
Basic Notation
Advanced Notation
Cheatsheet
7 Exercise Lessons
Bonus Performance Video
Bonus Taqsim Lesson
Bonus Taqsim Cheatsheet
*Limited time* Ear Training Audio Program Dec 9-11, 2016 only.

Still not sure? Let me take the risk off your shoulders.

 

I know registering for a program is quite a commitment. I am confident that you will learn a lot from this program, you’ll feel more confident, and your Oud playing will be completely different after taking the Masterclass.

But if you feel you didn’t learn anything from the Masterclass, just email me at support@oudforguitarists.com within 60 days of your purchase, and I will refund all your money back.

Yes, it’s 60 days. I want you to take time and evaluate the Masterclass for yourself.