The Oud iBook, created with the instructions of Negar Bouban is rhythmitica's new additions to its collections of music study aids. Students who have passed the elementary stages in playing the Oud and know the basics, can now learn the intermediate level of Persian Oud playing through an iBook, filled with videos made of multi-angled shots of Negar Bouban playing the lessons.
This iBook, presents 12 lessons on Oud techniques for Persian music; techniques and details of ornaments and embellishments necessary to play if one wants to sound as authentic as possible in Persian Music, as is with most of the music in the middle east.
With these 12 lessons, Oud learners can develop both their skills and appreciation for Persian music, through techniques in both hands for ornaments, along with how to apply them to some of the well-known Persian Classical pieces. Eventually, it would lead to a better understanding and therefore a better performance of the music. In fact, without these details, what you play would never sound Persian enough.This book of 12 lessons can also serve as a practical guide to those learning Oud as a second instrument or in a different style or genre of music; in case they have interest in the Persian version and would like to learn how embellishments work in Persian melodies, to give it the so-called Persian accent, and how we usually transcribe them in Persian sheet music.Lessons in this book are separated by each technique. The performance of each technique is presented after introduction and the notation in each lesson.
Take a moment to go to iTunes and check this amazing study aid out. you can even download a free sample and take a peak into what the actual book is like: