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Sure, I have three MOP drums. All have a varnish on inner surface, each.

we already had a rich discussion on this topic - years ago! - Please look:

Do mother of pearl doumbeks sound better?

Darbuka Sound & Video Clips / Re: Saidi [from: Training / Practice plan]
« on: December 26, 2019, 04:16:38 AM »
 by the way - I'm not sure according to the Christmas caps, but very nice and perfectly fits in season!

The whirling moves in the middle of the clip, what I know, are Zaar and related to Ayoub rhythm.

But there was no sword yet, let's have a look at one now (2nd half is Saidi):

Darbuka Sound & Video Clips / Re: Saidi [from: Training / Practice plan]
« on: December 26, 2019, 03:49:49 AM »
O.k.- I feel this is running to be a new topic...

"Substitute" isn't that right word - there's a lot of different items coming with Saidi style.

Darbuka Sound & Video Clips / Saidi [from: Training / Practice plan]
« on: December 23, 2019, 02:42:29 AM »
(Saidi is often used for bellydance, and comes a bit various and tricky.)
You can hear (and see) the man failing first time at 0:45s. Only due to the great professionalism, I hope so, the whole ensemble follows and plays Saidi with a taste of Baladi like one man. It's life - really, I like it!

... finally to show you what Saidi actually looks like - great performance

Announcements / Re: New members
« on: December 23, 2019, 02:23:45 AM »
U R best man!

Announcements / Re: New members
« on: December 18, 2019, 11:44:52 AM »
Hi, bsfloyd,
I'm so sorry... With your appearance here I had had some fresh optimism to see this forum alive, but now at the end of the year it's same zombie again.

So, don't worry I'm still here to give a response, but I have not any motivation left to waste more energy on that lost project.

You may find me on fb too.

Thank you so much for a lot of valuable arguments we had the opportunity to share.
See u - Merry Christmas and many good vibes for the new year!

Ney Kawala Sound & Videos / Re: What's wrong?
« on: October 29, 2019, 12:05:33 AM »
ok, thank you, I got it now.
...but I haven't clue what may happen to your Neys...

Please contact customer support as I told you at the beginning.

Our forum is informal . Niri seems to be very busy. - he didn't frequent this place for four years at least ...
That's all, what I can tell you about.
Best wishes to your projects

Ney Kawala Sound & Videos / Re: What's wrong?
« on: October 28, 2019, 06:53:11 PM »
ok I see.

So I understand you are using some kind of meter as a tuning reference - probably a guitar tuner or a related app.

I'm not familiar with the maqams yet, but please take notice of this:
Quote from: Arabic maqam - Wikipedia
Maqam scales in traditional Arabic music are microtonal, not based on a twelve-tone equal-tempered musical tuning system, as is the case in modern Western music. Most maqam scales include a perfect fifth or a perfect fourth (or both), and all octaves are perfect. The remaining notes in a maqam scale may or may not exactly land on semitones. For this reason maqam scales are mostly taught orally, and by extensive listening to the traditional Arabic music repertoire.
Arabic maqam - Wikipedia

That's why some difference in proper measures may happen with eastern music!

Ney Kawala Sound & Videos / Re: What's wrong?
« on: October 28, 2019, 10:39:08 AM »
ok, what's your reference than...?

Ney Kawala Sound & Videos / Re: What's wrong?
« on: October 28, 2019, 07:46:15 AM »
Hello Evgeny,
tuning of a natural reed Ney depends on moisture inside pipe. It gets the right sounds only after about half an hour of playing.
With synthetics the tuning stays stable all time, that might explain some differences you feel.

For more detailed information please use real time Chat on Arab Instruments website (right below).
Good luck!

Oh yessss … I remember …
 ??? :o :P :-\ ::) ;)

Thanks, when I've seen this clip 1st I was familiar with Congas for about 7 years,  Djembé - 5,  Bongos  - 4 and Darbouka - 2.
My Conga teacher invited me to play a Djembé part over Conga accompaniment,  but categorically disliked my slaps. At that place I couldn't reproduce those sounds and techniques he showed to me... For that I started seeking a good online tutorial and "Bingo!"
To do it with an vertical handling? - Yes, of course. But look out, whole trick isn't in the drum at all, it's a thing with your body! - You  may adopt movement to any playing position!!!

So after this clip I:
  • had had my first authentic slap on Djembe (after years)
  • increased my abilities in slaps on Congas and Bongos by 1000%
  • and learned a lot on modulating sounds (not only slaps) on any drum.
Those skills are a must be for resonant playing, and I rather see my posting a starting point for further arguments and interchange of fresh know how.

Doumbek Advice, Tips Questions & Lessons / Re: Tuning Question
« on: September 26, 2019, 03:09:05 AM »
Yes, it's right. - I started with Congas in a back room of our Salsa school about 10 years ago. I tried to bundle two of my interests:
1. I had an idea to find some hardware for an objective proofing of effects from my Tai Chi experience (especially the so called "Silk reeling").
2. I'd like to learn something on latin rhythmics as a Salsa dancer.

So, this learning group is steady at Mondays,  we have a great teacher.  I'm still learning a lot, but I see me an intermediate only - have no hardware by my own. I have no place for big drums at our home. (I have a lot of small drums instead ;) ) I do my drills simply on a table... Our congas in school are Meinl with buffalo head.

Sometimes I try it out what I can find in a store or warehouse. This way I had a look on goat skin and Remo synthetics too. Not really good. - But sorry, I have not any idea on Evans.

Doumbek Advice, Tips Questions & Lessons / Re: Tuning Question
« on: September 24, 2019, 11:22:59 AM »
Oh yes, the Skyndeep. - I have one Fishskin looking on my Sombaty Plus, and I have another one in spare, waiting that the Power Beat gets broken on my New Generation!

Sometime I had had idea, change working skins on one body.
I'd hopefully find some difference and might change moods before event. - That's all not real. - To have some drums in different configurations is a big plus! You learn a lot on different sounds.
After the GEF skin, that time, I decided next to install Remo.
I feeled lost with that skin. All sounds came weak. All screws felt be tightened to the end, I had no force to do increase, I was afraid to damage the threads of my beloved and only new drum. I had a step of 1mm around edge, playing was extremely uncomfortable, so I may guess, that skin didn't stretch until the end. - A big lag in experience. I tried it for another week, then decided to get a Black Power Beat on. This skin fits great, sounds great. I had that lot fun I attended to have with it.
Then, feeling I became more experienced, I would try the Skyndeep again.
What do you think?! - Now it is impossible to divide Power Beat skin from the plate at all - only when I'd  destroy the skin! So I'm looking out, skin has already stretch marks, but its stable for several years now. I don't see the end.
Meanwhile Remo has improved Skyndeep series - those different mists weren't when I bought my drum (I like the Turquoise one by the way). -  So really, drumming is more than read books. It's heartblood.

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