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Split Finger Technique Clips.
« on: January 15, 2016, 11:53:37 AM »
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


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Re: Split Finger Technique Clips.
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2016, 06:05:46 AM »
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.

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
« Last Edit: January 26, 2016, 12:33:44 PM by dHuGo »


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Re: Split Finger Technique Clips.
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2016, 08:04:08 AM »
...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

    It's actually a simple hand-to-hand roll, like this:
    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

    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

    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 finger
You 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…!!!
« Last Edit: January 26, 2016, 12:35:21 PM by dHuGo »