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james

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What are the darbuka tones?
« on: March 11, 2015, 10:02:09 AM »
I'm so new to this! So bare with me here please  :D
I understand that there are specific tones one should learn about, when playing the darbuka, what are they? I'm assuming they have nothing to do with the regular piano tones, for instance, since this is a totally different music instrument.
Can someone help and explain this to me?


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Re: What are the darbuka tones?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2015, 10:44:22 AM »
Hi James, I'm new to this kind of stuff too, but I have read a thing or two about darbukas so, here's what I can tell you: there are basically 3 main tones, the TEK, KA and DOUM. You simply combine these three and create music (or rhythms, better said).
I hope I answered your question! And don't worry about being a newbie, we've all been there :)
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Re: What are the darbuka tones?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2015, 11:34:23 AM »
Dear friends
At this video you can watch and learn some basic darbuka strokes  ;) ;) ;)


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Re: What are the darbuka tones?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2015, 10:51:28 AM »
Yep, basically those are it, Guyman!
Combine them and you get music! Sure it looks kinda complicated, you'd have to correctly position your fingers and your hands on the instrument, but it's not that difficult once you get the hang of it.
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Re: What are the darbuka tones?
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2015, 07:16:46 AM »
^ I agree!
Not difficult, IF you get the hand of it!
I almost gave up on learning how to play the darbuka a while ago, but slowly I got used to it. I never played an instrument before so... yeah it was a challenge!
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Re: What are the darbuka tones?
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2015, 04:22:32 PM »
Donít worry at all mate, itís the best place to be at since itís really friendly for newbies like you and another thing is that we should never be shy with learning. I think our dear admin has provided the best video, so that will help you understand it so much easier.