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I used garageband to record myself playing flamenco guitar, then I filmed myself playing oud to it and extracted the audio. The oud is a fretless Middle Eastern instrument that is the Grandfather of the guitar. That is, once the it reached the west, Europeans put frets on what was very much shaped like the oud. That was what we call the lute. It later evolved into the guitar.
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chikoppi said 130 days ago (July 14th, 2017)
I've been intrigued by the oud for a while and included it in the song I'm working on now. It has not only a distinct timbre, but seems to demand a different articulation than the guitar. Maybe due to the style of the plectrum or stiffness of the strings? There are some really incredible musicians on YouTube who highlight its unique character and strengths.

I hope you'll post more.
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eanbardsley said 130 days ago (July 14th, 2017)
Thanks, I will post more...
Yes, I think right off the bat it sounds different because it is fretless which means the round tip of a finger defines the note, not the hard think line of a medal fret. Also the strings are further apart where you pick and you don't use a pick, like you say a plectrum or, in arabic, a risha which is not moved by the fingers alone but the whole lower arm. Also, the string tension is much lower, so to get more volume, the strings are doubled like on a twelve string guitar. The shape of the back is much deeper than the guitar, like a huge half egg. This is my first time playing the oud and, this one was recently loaned to me.

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