The oud (or ud) is one of the most popular instruments in Middle Eastern music and it is considered the king, sultan or emir of musical instruments. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to play this beautiful instrument, or if you already know how to play and are looking for a good teacher to work things out with you in person, you are in luck.
Mohammed Semlali, musician and instrument shop owner here in Fes, is offering a 90-minute workshop to novices and professional musicians alike on the basics as well as the intricacies of playing the oud.
Don’t worry if you didn’t bring your oud with you — or even if you’ve never handled an oud in your life! Mohammed will provide an instrument for you.
You can arrange to take this workshop at Cafe Clock or at nearby Derb Abdumalik where Mohammed resides. Or, stop by his instrument shop just minutes from The Clock on Talaa Kbria where you will find a fascinating array of musical instruments.
Oud workshops are 250 dh per person.