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Ain Arab (The Spring)
- A journal of Jameel Abraham's experiments with making Turkish-style ouds. Includes step-by-step pictures and description.
- Performance tips and music theory.
- The early history of the oud, leading up to the development of the European lute.
Dimitris Rapakousios: Luthier/ Oud Maker
- Luthier who specializes in ouds, lavtas, and sazes. Based in Athens, Greece. Includes pictures and sound files of his instruments.
- Information on oud repair and construction, by Richard Hankey.
Faruk Türünz Oud Shop
- Oud maker whose shop is located in Istanbul, Turkey. Includes information on the mathematical formulas for calculating oud brace resonances. In Turkish and English.
- An Arabic oud website with pictures, RealAudio and MP3 samples of compositions and taqsims, discussion forum, and links to other oud information.
- Extensive introduction to playing the makams (maqams) on the oud, by David Parfitt. Contains musical notation of many popular makams, both in Arabic and Turkish systems.
Oud - Nikos Dimitriadis
- Information on Greek ouds and playing traditions, with Windows Media samples of taksims. In English and Greek.
- Basic information about the oud and Ottoman music, including tuning systems, modes, hand positions, and exercises.
- Links to oud players, makers, information sites, and vendors.
Oudmaker Dincer Dalkilic
- Basic information about the oud and makam, as well as an oud making photo show.
Pablo's Oud Page
- An informative oud site for beginner players, as well as anyone else interested in ouds.
Peter Kyvelos Receives National Heritage Fellowship
- Hellenic Communication Service profile of Kyvelos, oud maker based in Boston, Mass.
Quick Intro to the Oud
- This article, by D. Glenn Arthur Jr., is geared for guitarists. Includes oud pictures.
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