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  J. J. P. Oud - Great Buildings Online
Jacobus Johannes Pieter Oud was born in Purmerend, Holland in 1890.
Oud's best known works are for housing schemes in expanding areas.
Considered a pioneer of Dutch Functionalist architecture, Oud died in Wassenaar, Holland in 1963.
www.greatbuildings.com /architects/J._J._P._Oud.html   (211 words)

  
  Oud
The Oud is a highly ornate instrument made of wood, with six double strings, with a pear-shaped body and a non-fretted neck.
Traditionally, the Oud was plucked with an eagle feather or a pick made from the horn of a water buffalo.
The Oud was introduced into western Europe by the Knights Templar returning from the Holy Land and by the Troubadours (from the Arabic root T-r-b, meaning lutanist) from Provence.
lexicorient.com /e.o/oud.htm   (423 words)

  
  Oud Information
The oud is regarded as a precursor to the European lute.
According to Farabi, a Persian philosopher, the oud was invented by Lamak, the sixth grandson of Adam.
Oud players take very seriously the quality of their plectrums, often making their own out of other plastic objects, and taking great care to sand down any sharp edges in order to achieve the best sound possible.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Oud   (699 words)

  
  Oud - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The oud is often regarded as a precursor to the European lute.
According to Farabi, a Persian philosopher, the oud was invented by Lamak, the sixth grandson of Adam.
Oud players take very seriously the quality of their plectrums, often making their own out of other plastic objects, and taking great care to sand down any sharp edges in order to achieve the best sound possible.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Oud   (873 words)

  
 Oud
The Oud is a highly ornate instrument made of wood, with six double strings, with a pear-shaped body and a non-fretted neck.
Traditionally, the Oud was plucked with an eagle feather or a pick made from the horn of a water buffalo.
The Oud was introduced into western Europe by the Knights Templar returning from the Holy Land and by the Troubadours (from the Arabic root T-r-b, meaning lutanist) from Provence.
i-cias.com /e.o/oud.htm   (394 words)

  
 Accessories
Teak staves are used to construct the body of this beautiful Egyptian oud.
This well made oud, with stave construction of Romanian beach wood and bracing under the soundboard, is very simple in decorations.
The body of this oud has the shape of a Bartlett Pear with smooth soft curves.
www.lafalseta.com /Oud.html   (715 words)

  
 :: OudMajid.com | History of Oud
Of course this transfer of oud was after the attack of Alexander (sun of Philip, the king of Macedonia) and the possession of Iran and India and also after the attack to some part of Asia, Europe and Africa.
The chord of the oud is tied to the end of the belly.
The oud which is made of the animal skin produces a better sound that resembles the sound of Iranian instruments.
www.oudmajid.com /history.html   (4599 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Saudi firm sells Arabia's ancient perfume to world
Oud oil, extracted from the Agarwood tree, is cherished in the Gulf where it is used to scent mosques, greet guests, ward off evil spirits and win lovers in a culture that believes the way to a man's heart is through his nose, not his stomach.
Women permeate their clothes and skin with oud incense before going out, men splash on oud cologne as a status symbol and hosts offer honored guests dabs of oud oil along with the standard cups of boiled coffee and dates.
The commerce in oud is one of the oldest trades in the Gulf.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20040920-0500-life-gulf-oud.html   (676 words)

  
 Jacobus Oud Summary
Oud contributed a group of low-cost row houses (1927) to the exhibition of the Werkbund, or German association of modern architects and designers, at the Weissenhof in Stuttgart.
Oud was one of a number of Dutch architects who attempted to reconcile strict, rational, 'scientific' cost-effective construction technique against the psychological needs and aesthetic expectations of the users.
Oud died in 1963 at the age of 73 in Wassenaar.
www.bookrags.com /Jacobus_Oud   (885 words)

  
 Adel Salameh - The Oud
It is an ancestor of the European lute, and it's name is derived from the Arabic word for wood or "twig".
The strings are tied to the bridge in knots that are similar to those used for the flamenco guitar.
The Oud is still a very popular instrument in the Middle East and is gaining notoriety throughout the world.
www.adelsalameh.com /oud.html   (138 words)

  
 The Oud
In Greece it is known as the outi and in Iran as the barbat.
The neck of the oud, which is short in comparison to the body, has no frets and this contributes to its unique sound.
The oud used in the Arab world is slightly different to that found in Turkey, Armenia and Greece.
www.oud.eclipse.co.uk   (319 words)

  
 oud   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The OUD is played and enjoyed throughout the Near and Middle East and North Africa and has gained a very large following in other parts of the world, including Europe, the USA, Canada, and yes the Far East.
The OUD usually has from 10 to 12 strings deoending on the country of origin and builder and has various tunings depending on the type of OUD and style of playing.
The Arabic OUD is usually heavier in weight and is artisticly embellished with various beautiful inlay, however this is not to say that this is a rule.
www.geocities.com /antronig/oud.html   (751 words)

  
 Pablo's oud page
Oud is the first member of the lute family, a complex stringed-instruments group whose more important "milestones" are two: the oud and the more known European lute, a later modification of the first one.
Today ouds have generally a sixth single-stringed bass course, tuned D; then the 6-course oud tuned DGADGC has became almost a standard into the Arabic world (and beyond).
The last thing of this part of the comments is that ouds must be played with a pick or "plectrum" (pl: plectra), made of horn or quill.
oudpage.tripod.com /intro.html   (736 words)

  
 OUD and AOUD STRINGS for the best sound ever
The Oud is the principal instrument of the Arab world, Somalia and Djibouti, and is of secondary importance in Turkey, Iran, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.
Oud is a totally solo instrument for and accompanied by song.
Oud is one of the few instruments of the East and the only one for Arabs, which played and transformed the music levels, which are known as makams.
www.ukuleleworld.com /uw_oud.html   (1877 words)

  
 Completed Ouds
The back of Pierre's oud made with walnut and cherry, with the center rib and pegbox of sumac, rosewood pegs, neck of mahogany with cherry and walnut.
Joseph is also a violin maker and restorer as shown in the excellent workmanship in his oud.
The face is reminiscent of ancient ouds using side panels of dark wood.
www.droud.com /oudcomplete.htm   (353 words)

  
 Oud tuning information by Saed Muhssin
Some teachers (and oud method books) recommend that beginners tune strings 5 and 6 be tuned to G2 and D2 respectively.
Naturally this expands the range of the oud in the upper registers to E6 or more while it narrows the lower range to F2.
And the F2 course is a two string course, as opposed to the one string course C2 string in traditional tuning.
www.saedmuhssin.com /oud_tuning.html   (289 words)

  
 Perfume Oil of
Raw oud, which is wood from the oud tree, is used as incense and its oil, called dehn al-oud, is used as a perfume.
Oud takes 300 years to form in the trunks of trees contaminated by a certain bacteria.
Since the oud tree is not grown anywhere except in limited parts of Asia, the price of the wood and its oil extracts has remained high.
www.fromcairo.com /Perfume/oud.htm   (170 words)

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