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The oud is a string instrument resembling a lute. Musician Yair Dalal gives a performance which clearly demonstrates many of the standard playing techniques for the oud. Performing from notation, he uses glissando, tremolo, vibrato and trills in this classical piece.
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10 June 2009

Classroom Ideas

Use the clip to prompt a discussion on performance. Is this an example of a good performance? In what ways could the musician have changed or improved his performance? Discuss stage techniques that live performers can develop and how a piece of music could change in the transition from the recording studio to the stage.

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