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Zoba:
Hi,
I am in need of  some urgent video clips of split finger technique . It's the fast finger rolls using a split finger technique with both hands. Is there anyone who can help me providing with some clips (DVD, Home Video etc). Thanks

dHuGo:
Hi Dear,
don't know what does your "urgent" mean in context. - Whether it is that:
"Oh my God, next month we have my sisters wedding party and I must play something!?!"
so sorry, we are too late! ;-)
(…and sorry again, i'm just back from holidays to give you a proper answer…)

It keeps 1-3 month of training to get stable sounds with split fingers and another 1-3 month to speed it up.

To find an answer I've now looked through all related clips I collected via youtube and then created a new playlist with a lot of stuff for intermediate players, what hopefully may fit your wishes. More instructive videos goes first and there is a lot of demonstrations and additional stuff at the end.
Enjoy:

Darbouka - Split Hand - Intermediate Level

Please take notice: Your question gave me fresh inspiration to write in
a new Topic: Turkish split fingers – from the beginners to advanced

dHuGo:
...and Zoba, :)
please take care! - There are some kinds of those rolls you've requested:

* You may hit with index (or the ring) finger of both hands first, then same with ring (index) fingers:
t4-k4-t2-k2-t4-k4-t2-k2-t4-k4-t2-k2-|… or
t2-k2-t4-k4-t2-k2-t4-k4-t2-k2-t4-k4-|…

It's actually a simple hand-to-hand roll, like this:
t3-k2-t3-k2-t3-k2-t3-k2-t3-k2-t3-k2-|…
The effect of the split technique is that additional wiping of hands is loosening your wrists and give the fingers more way. - The roll should become a little faster and louder that way.
* A double stroke roll like this:
T4-t2-K4-k2-T4-t2-K4-k2-T4-t2-K4-k2-|… or
T2-t4-K2-k4-T2-t4-K2-k4-T2-t4-K2-k4-|…

The clue of this is:
One hands stroke is with one finger first, coming strong out of the wrist, with the second stroke automatically following after first as a counterpart.
By the way - with higher speed the pattern may change to something like this:
T4-K4t2-k2--T4-K4t2-k2--T4-K4t2-k2--|… i.e.
* Last but not least a combination of both - a tricky "wind-wheeling" roll:
t4-t2-k2-k4-t4-t2-k2-k4-t4-t2-k2-k4-|… or
t4-k4-k2-t2-t4-k4-k2-t2-t4-k4-k2-t2-|… or
t2-t4-k4-k2-t2-t4-k4-k2-t2-t4-k4-k2-|… or
t2-k2-k4-t4-t2-k2-k4-t4-t2-k2-k4-t4-|…

Therefore I must remark myself:
I've never seen a demonstration of this pattern on darbouka yet. - But there are similar rolls with floating hands technique on congas, what I know.
So this part stays a highly experimental idea only.
* t - "Tek" (open tone with strong hand on the edge of the drum)
* k - "Ka" (same with weak hand)
* t2 resp. k4 - mark the used fingers - counted like in Persian Snap Technique (Pelang): 1 - small finger; 2 - ring finger; 3 - middle finger; 4 - index fingerYou should practise it's all to feel the difference in speed and articulation of the sounds caused by different hand sets.
So you may have fun with it for a long time…!!!
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