Stringing the oud

One end of each string is attached to the bridge of the oud by one of the three methods shown in the diagram below. Passing the string underneath itself in this manner is enough to ensure that it does not slip when it is under tension.

The other end of each string is then attached to the corresponding tuning peg on the head of the oud. The tuning peg is then turned to tighten the string. The order in which the strings are attached to the bridge and the tuning pegs is shown in the diagram below:



[The diagrams on this page were adapted from Mutlu Torun's book "Ud Metodu (Gelenekle Geleceğe)"]


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