The Oud ( origins )

The first touches make the ear happy and take us back to the most influential moments of life, when music is a language Common to all human beings, it has the tools through which it communicates to express its components, and from those tools and The oldest of them is the Oud. So If you are a fan of the Oud, this article is for you, as we will have an overview explaining what is the Oud?

And what kind of musical instruments? We will also mention the names of the most important oud players, past and present...

Dear reader, it is the Oud instrument, so what do you know about it?

The emergence and development of musical instruments is due to a cultural factor because it is linked to the development of man throughout history

As it evolves with him, and man is considered the maker of human civilization, as he made many musical instruments that spread all over the world.

and they work together as a harmonious, harmonious unit, and the musical instruments are linked as a civilized work because it participates - i.e. musical instruments - and its compositions throughout the historical ages on the one hand, And it shares between the countries and the cultures that are separated by the terrain on the other hand. The oud is an authentic Arab instrument.

known in most civilizations that they are linked to the past and extend to the present


The types of musical instruments can be categorized into four main types, which are (percussion music, stringed music, wind instruments, and keyboards) If we look at stringed instruments in particular, we find that they areThe last thing that man made, because he made it after he knew the spinning and weaving of strings, and the stringed instruments were divided intoSimple and compound, and compound instruments were divided into factions, the first of which is the oud group, and each of the (tanbur, turkish tanbur, bouzouki, guitar, mandolin, balalaika, mandola, banjo)The Oud is an Arab musical instrument, which many historians and researchers in the history of Arabic music have talked about. from foreigners, and it is true that they agreed on the importance of this instrument, but they did not agree on a specific date and place for its appearance, as it It accompanied man since ancient times when there was no codification of history, and the Arabs knew the Oud instrument first by its Persian name. (Al-Barbit) means the breast of a duck due to its bowl resemblance to the breast of a duckOud is an Arabic word meaning wood, and it is an Arabic stringed instrument, an oval-shaped voice box, consisting of a bowl. It consists of several adjacent ribs of wood, the face of the oud is covered with a cover of wood and is called the face or The chest on which five double strings are pulled, and some players may have several strings, and it is struck by A special plectrum, and the oud is one of the most important stringed musical instruments among the Arabs, so they called it The king of instruments, and there is no doubt that the most important instrument on which Arabic music has relied throughout history is the Oud.historically we find that the oldest information about the oud instrument dates back to the Akkadian era, where Subhi Anwar Rasheed says thatThe origin of the oud is Iraq..and that Iraq is the oldest country in the ancient world in which the oud appeared for the first time, and then it follows after that The appearance of this instrument in later eras such as the Babylonian era ... and ancient stories tell that the ancient Egyptians also played A role in the Oud instrument, as it appeared in Persia and the Assyrians.We may find that the most famous oud players among the Arabs are: (Ibn Musjih, Ibn Surayh, Ishaq and Ibrahim al-Mawsili, zirab)In the modern era, several schools of the oud instrument have emerged, the most prominent of which are the Egyptian and Iraqi schools, and amongThe most famous oud players from the Egyptian school: (Majd Amin Al-Mahdi, Muhammad Al-Qasbaji, Riyad Al-Sunbat, Muhammad Abd Al-Wahhab, Farid al-Atrash, George Michel...)As for the most famous person who played the oud from the Iraqi school, we find: (Sharif Muhyiddin Haidar), and a number of students studied with him.A great oud playerFinally, we want to say that the Oud was one of the most prominent musical instruments known to the Arabs, and it is the most instrument is associated with the Arabs, so when we talk about the lute, memories, stories and anecdotes about heritage come to mind. And the Arab civilization, the Arabs knew the lute in the past, then they made modifications to it in the form; To enable the musician to Expanding his relations with nature, through imitation of it on the one hand, and to be able to express feelings and feelings.And that is by diving into the depths of the human soul on the other hand