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Ahhh, I see!  I am quite naive to the Wahda rhythm - so I thank you for the history of it.  I appreciate learning the history or origins of the rhythms.  Now I can listen again with a different and better educated mindset... :)

Hello MATOUK - welcome to the forums!!

My Toca darbuka is advertised as coming with a goat skin head.  So while not fish skin, it is still not synthetic neither.  I would imagine the goat skin may be a bit more durable and pliable than fish skin.  It is the type that uses the collar ring system and not the tied method.

But, I do not know much at all about fish skin heads.  However, Remo makes a synthetic replica of fish skin that may be of interest to you.  I do not itís sound quality, but I read many players like them.

Oud Teachers & Lessons / Re: Free Ear Training course for maqams
« on: March 15, 2019, 04:56:33 PM »
Thank you for this opportunity!

Sorry for my slight absence, work has got the better of me the past couple of weeks.

Yes, I have listened to the video several times - it is a great piece of music!  What stands out to me is that one thing that never changes is an underlying pulse.  Along with that there is much soloing phrasing going on over top of that with a few different instruments, and sometimes more than one instrument soloing at the same time playing different styles.  But, the pulse never changes and keeps everything glued together.  Once again, a wonderful piece of music!

Ah, here is that more modern video I speak of:

I FINALLY found time to watch this full video!!  Yes, very wow!  A nice video from the mid-70ís, I love watching older videos and movies :). Surely the rhythm in this topic is well prevalent throughout.  Again very nice to see and hear the connection.  Yes, I remember in a dance instruction video of hagala, the dancer mentions the hip step down moves as the main structure of the dance.  I can see that being confirmed in this older video as well.  Very nice find!!

Oud Videos & Sound / Re: Il Hilwa Di on Oud
« on: March 05, 2019, 04:53:35 PM »
I am not an oud player, but I am a guitar player and fully understand high action and poor playability.  Surely you already understand the benefits of owning a quality instrument.  Playing and learning the oud has been on my want list for too long now - I need to begin!  Though I also play various flutes, and some of them rim blown, I have not played the nay neither.  I am on this forum mainly for my percussion playing - but, I need to add these other two instruments to my abilities.

Wow, great video!!  You have a way with words to really make one think.  I need to have the time to be able to sit and listen with zero distractions.  I love the challenge :D

Oud Videos & Sound / Re: Il Hilwa Di on Oud
« on: March 04, 2019, 05:11:03 PM »
Sounds fantastic!!  Wonderful performance and very cool background.  Thanks for sharing and welcome to the forums!!

So, this brings up another question - this ďsequenceĒ Hagala is very popular.  I just received a couple new CDís in the mail yesterday (Masters of Bellydance Vol 1, and Egyptian Drum Passion) and the Hagala rhythm sequence is heard quite a bit on these two CDís. 

So now I wonder, are there any other popular sequences used based on modified known rhythm structures?  Perhaps similarly based upon certain dances or folk music?  Thanks.

Hagala!!  Thatís exactly it, thanks.  A quick search on Hagala found me this:

There are also many belly dance instructional videos of this dance explaining the dance move.  It appears to be very popular.  Iím glad I can now recognize not only by rhythmic sound, but also by name for when in conversation :)

I hope all is going well for you!!  Ah, a thesis - downloading now, I look forward to the read...  thanks!!

Hello!  There is a specific rhythm pattern I keep hearing in several recordings I have of Arabic music - some belly dance music and some just percussion ensemble music.  This pattern is based on the Malfouf rhythm for three bars, and then tied off with a fourth bar modification.  So, the sequence would be:  D**T**T*, D**T**T*, D**T**T*, D*D*T***  with that fourth bar being very emphasized and dominant.

I hear this common rhythm as intros, outros, sometimes to transition from one main rhythm to another, etc., but I hear it ALOT!  And not just on the same CD from the same artist, it is pretty widespread.  Is this a commonly used sequence?  Is there a name for it?  Thanks.

Riq, Mazhar, bendir, Tar... Lover / Cooperman Handance Tars
« on: February 23, 2019, 07:08:40 AM »
Hello everyone!  I just wanted to give a shout-out about the Cooperman Handance line of Tars with a Ghaval added in the lineup.  Whenever I hear the name Cooperman in the hand drum realm, I immediately think very high quality instruments that also come with a higher (and rightly so) price tag.  So, Iíve been looking at the less expensive Tars from Meinl and Remo, when I stumbled upon the Cooperman Glen Velez Handance drums.  These are a more affordable version Tar in various sizes designed for newer comers to the hand drum that donít want to step up into their more expensive offerings.  I have not purchased one yet but I hope to do so in the near future.

So, if youíre looking for a midpriced instrument that is still handmade, these drums might be a good option.  Also wanted to say that I am not affiliated with Cooperman in any way.  I just think it might be a good product to share with those that might not know about them.

Buy & Sell Oud / Re: Look my bags for musical instruments
« on: February 14, 2019, 06:02:20 PM »
Really amazing!!

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