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Kaleea Any Oud players? (35) RE: Any Oud players? 09 Oct 06

I have a Laud, which is an Oud from Spain. It has 17 strings & is some real funky fun. I usually just use my fingers, but sometimes I use a small, somewhat small thumbpick. When my Turkish nephew saw it, his eyes lit up & he has to play it most every time he visits. He was raised by a family who is from a large city, & one might say more European and not into traditional Turkish customs. Being a Guitarist anyway, he generally uses a Guitar pick or sometimes his bare fingers. He told me that most people he knows use a piece of thin plastic that they've cut from a water bottle or some other container, or a thin Guitar pick. He said that the older players are more likely to use a feather quill, but some grow long nails to play with. Occasionally a friend from his hometown comes to visit with him & plays it, but retunes it & asks for one of my very pointy triangular Herdim picks.

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