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Recent updates on website: New sheet music files

We’ve recently updated our sheet music catalog with several new sheet music files.  Some of the files are the following:

We’ll keep uploading sheet music of traditional and academic pieces such as Samaii, Bashraf and Longa.  Stay tuned!

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Oud exercise on Maqam Bayati – تمرين عود على مقام البياتي – Leçon de Oud

Oud exercise on Maqam Bayati - تمرين عود على مقام البياتي - Leçon de Oud

Oud exercise on Maqam Bayati – تمرين عود على مقام البياتي
Transcribed from George Farah’s Oud method book and performed on Oud by Wassim Njeim.

Tempo = 82bpm
Tuning used on Oud: CFADGC
Fingering and risha directions are shown in the video.

It’s very important for beginners to stick to the risha directions shown in these exercises.

Visit Wassim’s Youtube channel for more Oud tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-8U9PYlzLahNJQZ3PwnPEQ  or the website at https://wassim.net

Oud exercise on Maqam Bayati - تمرين عود على مقام البياتي - Leçon de Oud
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Oud exercise on Maqam Nahawand – تمرين عود على مقام نهوند

This is another Oud exercise, this time on Maqam Nahawand (C Minor). It is taken from George Farah’s first book on Oud.

Transcribed and performed on Oud by Wassim Njeim

Tempo: 86bpm

Upstrokes and Downstrokes shown, as well as the fingering numbers on the neck.

This exercise, like the previous one, can be played on almost any musical instrument.

The video includes the sheet music scrolling at the bottom of the screen but you may also view the full sheet music of the exercise at the bottom of this page.

 

Oud exercise on Maqam Nahawand - تمرين عود على مقام نهوند
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تمرين عود على مقام عجم عشيران – Oud Exercise on Maqam Ajam Ushayran

Here’s an Oud exercise on Maqam Ajam Ushayran which is more or less equivalent to B flat Major (It can also be pronounced Ajam Asheeran).  It is transcribed from George Farah’s first book on Oud which used to be the academic method that was followed in the National conservatory in Lebanon back in the 80’s and early 90’s.

This is an exercise that can be played on almost any musical instrument.

The video includes the sheet music scrolling at the bottom of the screen but you may also view the full sheet music of the exercise at the bottom of this page.

Oud exercise on Ajam Ushayran
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Updates: New layout to the website and new sheet music files

As you may have already noticed, we have recently updated the website with a new layout and a friendly design.  We hope you like it!

 

We have also added new sheet music files for Fairouz as well as a bundle of 4 songs together at a lower price in our Sheet Music shop page: Buy Sheet Music

The bundle includes 4 songs of Fairouz:

Ana La Habibi – Fairouz – أنا لحبيبي: High quality sheet music transcribed on Kurd B/Si. You also get a second file transposed on Kurd D/Re. This is a very carefully written notation.  You also get the lyrics in Arabic as well as the transliteration in English. (2 files)

Nattarouna Ktir – Fairouz – نطرونا كتير: Sheet music of Nattarouna Ktir of Fairouz, composed by Ziad Rahbani and written by Rahbani Brothers. This is a very carefully written sheet music that also includes the lyrics in Arabic as well as the transliteration in English.

Akher Iyyam el-Sayfiyi آخر إيام الصيفية: Transcribed on Nahawand C.  You also get a second file transcribed on B minor. High quality transcription with lyrics in both Arabic and English transliteration (2 files)

Nassam Alayna El-Hawa نسم علينا الهوا: Transcribed on Kurd A.  High quality transcription with lyrics in both Arabic and English transliteration

 

We have also added a new song for Abdel Halim Hafez.  Please check our Sheet Music shop page for new updates: Buy Sheet Music

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How to play Zorooni Kulli Sana Marra of Sayyid Darwish on Oud – كيف تعزف زوروني كل سنة مرّة على العود

This time we’re posting a video tutorial on how to play the famous song Zorooni Kulli Sana Marra on the Oud instrument. Please keep in mind that this is a simplified version of the song that is meant as a tutorial for inverted Risha technique (Risha Maqlouba) on Oud. It also includes the sheet music of the song itself.

The scale is B flat Major or Maqam Ajam Asheeran in Arabic music.
Music by Sayyid Darwish
Tutorial performed on Oud by Wassim Njeim

.هذا تمرين مبسّط للمبتدئين. تمرين للريشة المقلوبة على آلة العود

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Sheet music of Iraqi folk song “Fog elna khel – فوق إلنا خلّ” is now available for FREE

Sheet music of Iraqi folk song “Fog elna khel – فوق إلنا خلّ” is now available for download on the free sheet music page.
This song is also mistakenly known as a slightly different title which is Fog El Nakhel.

This is a simplified sheet music based on the original tune. The song has been covered by many Arabic singers over the years so it has had some variations.

Fog Elna khal

You may download the sheet music as a PDF file on the Free Sheet Music Page

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Free sheet music of Wa Habibi وا حبيبي

Good Friday, which occurs on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, is a religious holiday commemorating the passion, crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. Many hymns and songs have been composed for this day, among them is the Lebanese song Wa Habibi which became famous by Fairouz.  Note: The melody itself is based on an old English religious hymn and was adapted for the Arabic lyrics.

This week is a Christian Holy week and Good Friday occurs this Friday. On this occasion, I offer you a meticulously written sheet music of Wa Habibi وا حبيبي. I transcribed it myself based on Fairouz’s studio recording of the song. (Note: In some of her live renditions, Fairouz sings it on C minor or B minor. D minor remains the most common).  I included the chords, the lyrics in Arabic as well as the transliteration and translation in English.  I also suggest in the sheet music the places where Fairouz does the vocal embellishments (Orab). Note: Orba عربــــــــة or Orab عـــرب in plural is a vocal embellishment done by the singer on one specific letter of the word that is being sung. It is an Arabic singing technique more or less similar to the runs and riffs but generally with much faster tempo and shorter intervals between the notes.

Please visit the Free Sheet Music page to download the file and listen to the song.

WaHabibi_SheetMusic-ArabicMusicalScores-WassimNjeim

 

You may download it here