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 ... you actually stole my words ...  ;)

Let me add the ONE:
The signal here is the first strong downbeat, the heavy Doum on first pulse.

Those ONE is called "Wahda" (الوهدة). - "Wahid" means "one" as a number.  It's a lot of Arab boys with the name (or "Wahida" when you got a daughter).  - So, the "Wahda" claims to be something first, and it's subject is that unheard Doum. - It's important like the capital letter which marks a start of a phrase...

The conception of "Wahda" is to build time framework around all those fills and ornaments wich may happen inbetween the Doums - in that silent gap ... a maximum of creativity! - To be "glued" seems me the best word to explain the relationship inside "Wahda".

Well, you may say: "... and what?! - We have downbeats on the first pulse everywhere! There's nothing especial...!" - I'd tell you: "Sure, but never before I had ever heard this principle celebrating like in eastern rhythms."

In the arrangement here we have one single drum (a Davul b.t.w.) for the only accent grounding the whole piece. That's the art of Wahda - and when you have it on your mind this, you can slightly understand a lot what's different in Arabic participation on rhythms.

I wonder what's wrong with the shark skins you already have...?!

Commonly synthetics is used with a screwed tuning system. Those skins have a metallen ring, wich inner and outer diameters should fit to the plates and screws around drum head. I've never seen a synthetic skin tied on the drum with rope. Unfortunately the material is stretching and needs an equal tension in all directions - hence it's fitted with the hard equalizing ring.

Natural fish skin seems to be pretty rare these days - i.e., please look our topic
Fish Skin

Hey, don't worry a lot. It's one, two, three very simple things I'd like here to point out...

Oud Videos & Sound / Re: Il Hilwa Di on Oud
« on: March 09, 2019, 05:18:37 AM »

An apple a day
keeps the doctor away

A nice smile in the morning
makes your life burning..

I know.... That's my best boy!

 ;) :)

Introduce Yourself / Re: Welcome aboard timo
« on: March 04, 2019, 01:05:10 PM »
Hi, timo, ... so glad to meet you here!  - Seems to be this forum is under a good star this year...
Thank you for joining our community.

So, let's continue:
Last I mentioned a driving school, where you learn first to brake only on a straight line. Otherwise you should be ready to brake every time (i.e. for an fast stop) - in turns too - it's paradox!

Same with Doums and Teks, played in time they build a pattern, what we, drummers and listeners, can recognize. Changing in sounds will change the pattern. Anyway the drummer may play a Doum or a Tek - anytime ... How to get an orientation, what's allowed, what's wrong!? - My advice: Listen to signals!

Which ones?! - Let's start with an example:

... and now, I tried to do it in words first time and got an explosion of new impression.

After my brief explanation I tried to come to the roots.... So "Hagala" (الحجالة) isn't an Arab term at all...! Even the Arabs pronounce it "Hagala", not "Hajala" - it comes from the nomades and someone pointed it out with a meaning like a "shamble step" (Don't know I found the right word - "schlurfen" in German means a step motion not uplifting feet). ...and with the right term I've got that clip of a folkloric performance of the original Hagala. Open your eyes and your mouth. You cannot say "Wow!", because it's mindblowing!

I cannot tell you for sure now. - Since I had it in a stealth mode, that way:

I often used the break at the end of this pattern to get some structure while training. It comes absolutely natural way. We have same signal in other rhythms too: look Chiftelli or Samai thaqil! - It seems to be, common like Wahda (a strong Doum on first beat). Actually I started the "Semantics" topic to seek for more.

Those state until you asked...

Sometimes that pattern is called "Hagala", but this word actually means a dance of some desert tribes in Egypt and Libya. Thereof is a common step used in bellydance and related to this special variation of Malfuf.

Hi dear, I'm back now.
Sorry for letting you hang here. I needed to take a breath and get free mind in personal affairs ... and I had to do a lot of new good stuff over and above that.

My relation to frame drums I may explain in your Cooperman topic.

Let me stop for now and tell you a link, what may give you a good overview according  to your question.
Look here:

Buy & Sell Oud / Re: Look my bags for musical instruments
« on: February 14, 2019, 04:51:45 PM »
It's amazing!

Doumbek, Darbuka Lovers / Re: Darbuka newbie - *Mod: Buy a Darbuka
« on: February 06, 2019, 09:17:32 AM »
Yes, you're right - let me continue:
I stopped my last posting, even when I was up to tell you, that the Darbouka playing – well I mean the role of a Darbouka in a group of several instruments – seems to be like that, what are the Bongos in a Latin band.

In professional performances with a standard Darbouka most time we have some background playing and the Doums come from another heavier drum instead. The Doum of the Darbouka is for the communication between players and its main function is to do all the ornaments over the base.

When I choose a New Generation I had a belly dance on my mind, with a single dancer and only me with my drum beside. In that case I felt the Doums of an Innovation should be a bit too weak. That’s all I had on my mind, I had no idea, if that instrument would fit my wishes and which sounds I could really do. But I may tell you, I didn’t regret with my drum. It has good abilities for a different resonant playing. I learnt a lot on various styles – however, I failed to stay that stable and fast for a professional challenge.

You can hear the very difference in sounds from the samples. The Innovation comes with sharp Teks, the New Generation can do the Teks more “splashy” - like water drops hitting the ground… I like it - and it’s not a problem to do dry sharp tones too.

The body of the New Generation is a bit taller. The plus of metal is at the down counterweighting the head, what gives the instrument a good balance laying over your knee.

Probably that’s all, what can I tell you on advantages of the New Generation.

See you next time!

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