Introduction to the 'Ud with John Vergara
What is the 'Ud? Often regarded as the forerunner and name-sake of the European lute, the ‘ud or oud, is among the world’s oldest continuously played string instruments. In Arab and other musical traditions, its deeply resonant, emotionally evocative tones earned it, over the centuries, the sobriquet amir al-tararb.
In this video, luthier, John Vergara, introduces one of his favorite instruments, the 'ud.