An in-depth instruction manual for the Arabic Oud the ancestor of the Lute and Guitar. A companion instructional online video is included showing key points to playing the Oud. Contents include: Holding the Oud Plucking theStrings Basic Plucking Rules in Arabic Tradition Positions of Left Hand Fingers Basic Notes on the Oud Advanced Left-Hand Techniques Maqamat and much more. Over 40 tunes are included in the book. Standard notation only.