Holding the oud

Although each player has their own preferences, a good example of how to hold the oud is shown in the diagram below. To ensure that the oud is at a comfortable height, many players use a footstool of the type used by classical guitarists, but you could simply cross one leg over the other. The face of the oud should be vertical and the strings/neck horizontal.



[The above diagram was adapted from Mutlu Torun's book "Ud Metodu (Gelenekle Geleceğe)"]


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