Category Archives: Oud

Maqam Daad o Bidaad – Understanding Persian Music

by Majnuun Music & Dance on October 25, 2013, no comments

To introduce the topic of the Radif of Persian music and the Dastgah system we will look at a scale that was introduced into Persian music quite recently by one of the most renowned Iranian Tar players Hossein Alizadeh. His scale is his own creation. It is the combination of two preexisting melodic niches of […]

Persian Oud – Barbat

by Majnuun Music & Dance on August 16, 2013, no comments

I’m not sure if you were aware of this but the Oud was used in Iran many years before it was used in Arab countries. It was called the Barbat in pre-Islamic times. The Oud was originated somewhere in greater Iran, the lands that encompass the ancestral lands occupied at one time by Iranian tribes. […]

Learn Oud with Oud For Guitarists: Available Now!

by Majnuun Music & Dance on August 1, 2013, no comments

A Clear and Concise Way to Learn Oud We are pleased to announce that you can learn Oud now with “Oud For Guitarists”. It is available online at We are so excited about this product. We want to share the world of Oud music with everybody, and we think this is a great way […]

Learn Oud with Oud for Guitarists – The Trailer

by Majnuun Music & Dance on July 27, 2013, no comments

A week ago I made a post about creating a product about how to learn Oud. Well the product is finished and it will be released online in a few days. Here is a promotional video that tells you what to expect and how to purchase it.

Lamma Bada Yatathanna

by Majnuun Music & Dance on July 20, 2013, no comments

Here is a short video of Navid performing a very famous traditional piece, Lamma Bada Yatathanna. This piece of music is very dear to Navid. It was one of the first pieces of Oud music that Navid ever heard. It was 16 years ago,

Oud Lessons: Oud For Guitarists-The Making

by Majnuun Music & Dance on July 19, 2013, no comments

Oud Lessons For Guitarists Oud For Guitarists all began with one simple desire, to make learning Middle Eastern music easy for people with a western background in music. There is a lot of exotic mystery surrounding Middle Eastern music even today, but there is an ever growing interest in Arabic, Turkish and Persian music, particularly […]

How to Buy Your First Oud

by Majnuun Music & Dance on July 11, 2013, one comment

  How To Buy Your First Oud   I’m glad to you are reading this, because that means you are interested in buying an Oud! The Oud is a fascinating instrument with a long history. I’ll give you some suggestions and tips when looking for your first Oud.