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  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    06 Dec '15 03:24
    YouTube

    Great song!
  2. Standard member nimzophysh
    Ranger
    11 Dec '15 19:31
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLq9HgGP8G8

    Great song!
    Much better song:

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  3. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    12 Dec '15 06:15
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLq9HgGP8G8

    Great song!
    "David Lindley! Very recent, playing blues Oud!"

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    New name for me. What instrument is he playing?
  4. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    12 Dec '15 13:50
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "David Lindley! Very recent, playing blues Oud!"

    [youtube]yLq9HgGP8G8[/youtube]

    New name for me. What instrument is he playing?
    That is the Arabic Oud, an instrument closely related to the Lute.

    I knew a guy in Ramallah who played the Oud, Abu Gannon, a virtuoso on the instrument. We went to his house and got to talking, I had brought a mandolin and showed him some tunes and I asked to play his instrument. Abu has played with the Israeli philharmonic, a major player and it turned out later it was an honor for him to allow anyone to touch his instrument. I found out the first two set of strings were tuned in fifth's, just like a fiddle or mandolin and was able with those 4 strings to play some Irish tunes on it which surprised Abu no end🙂 the Oud has sets of double strings like a 12 string guitar, two strings tuned to the same note and the next set up tuned in fifths to the first set, just like a fiddle. It was a memorable day for me to say the least.
  5. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    12 Dec '15 13:52
    Originally posted by nimzophysh
    Much better song:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9qYF9DZPdw
    It looks like you know nothing of the history of David Lindley. He was the guy who taught Ry Cooder most of his licks on guitar and played with him early on way before Cooder became famous.

    Lindley is an icon in the guitar community.
  6. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    13 Dec '15 08:52
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    That is the Arabic Oud, an instrument closely related to the Lute.

    I knew a guy in Ramallah who played the Oud, Abu Gannon, a virtuoso on the instrument. We went to his house and got to talking, I had brought a mandolin and showed him some tunes and I asked to play his instrument. Abu has played with the Israeli philharmonic, a major player and it turned ou ...[text shortened]... uned in fifths to the first set, just like a fiddle. It was a memorable day for me to say the least.
    Fascinating. I'm sure it was "a memorable day" indeed. Thanks again.
  7. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    14 Dec '15 11:09
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Fascinating. I'm sure it was "a memorable day" indeed. Thanks again.
    Yes it was. I also had an experience with another Oud player in the Ramallah, my wife and I passed a small music shop run by a guy named Mustafa, I asked him if I could take lessons and got an incredible look of hatred. We beat a hasty retreat I can tell you. Another memorable experience🙂
    It looked like if he could have had access to a knife, we would have been history.