• Oud Instrument

    3 Reasons to start learning oud instrument now

    The Oud is among the famous instruments in Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Greece. Its ancient name is “barbat” in Iran, known as “ούτι” in Greece. A similar instrument, with a particular figure mentioned in early records of Elam and made of clay, dates back to the 16th century. Ouds of the new age is carved from a single piece of wood similarly to old ouds, but the old ones’ body was smaller than today’s. Also, another difference is old ones’ chest was leather. Arab sources record that until the famous musician Zelzel (d. 174/790), the stem and body of the oud were carved from the same piece of wood. The…