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Instead of starting with specific rhythms, I'd suggest a beginner should first learn the proper techniques. There are plenty of online tutorials, with video, on how to correctly use finger techniques and such. And THEN you should learn the rhythms Gary suggested.

Are you seriously looking to build one? Are you sure you don't need to just replace it?
'cause if you do, this video is quite useful:

^ That's true.
And I'd like to add that you must be careful when buying from unknown sources, I've read (on various places online) that it is very possible that some darbuka manufacturers will try and charge more for a darbuka with a really good painting job, saying it has a ceramic layer on the inside... be careful!

I recall reading about this problem once, it seems that among the most common issues an oud owner can have is keeping the oud away from humidity.
These instruments are built in dry climate countries, so exporting them into not-so-dry climate countries can turn out to be quite a problem.

So, what does everyone here do to preserve their oud the best way possible?

Oud Lovers / Does anyone also love the sintir?
« on: March 23, 2015, 12:23:04 PM »
I know it's not a guitar, it's more like a bass, but nevertheless it sounds great!
I mean, just listen:

So, does anyone else think this sounds great? I did find another video like his one, but it's not as good, this one's better, it captures the essence of the sound, so to speak.

I don't have an oud of my own, but I know someone who does and they're looking for a teacher. So, I was wondering, is it possible to learn how to play with the help of a guitar teacher? Because oud teachers are like precious gems, you can barely find one :(

Just wondering where everyone gets their music sheets from :)
Do you have a reliable source online? It's pretty difficult to find them online at the snap of the fingers..

Darbuka Sound & Video Clips / Re: Some new darbuka sound samples
« on: March 23, 2015, 12:15:48 PM »
I have been following you for ages! And this new video is really great, I love what you did there, right after the 1 minute mark. I only wish I had someone to play with.. haha! I meant play the darbuka with :D

Introduce Yourself / Forgot to say hi!
« on: March 17, 2015, 09:52:53 AM »
Oops, I can't believe I forgot to introduce myself :D
... so, HI! Happy to have found this forum!

Different darbuka skins means different tones? I had no idea! (please don't laugh hehe)
I love the way the darbuka sounds and the more I read about it on the forums, the more I think I like it :D

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?

Ney, Kawala Lovers / Is there a difference between a kawala and a ney?
« on: March 11, 2015, 09:50:40 AM »
I have a question, regarding the kawala instrument. Is there a difference between it and a classical nay? I know one has one hole extra, but other than that what's the difference?

Darbuka Sound & Video Clips / Re: Top 10 Darbuka Rhythms
« on: March 11, 2015, 09:47:21 AM »
I'm new to this... so it may be the "noobiness" talking :D but those darbuka rhytms sound amazing! And it doesn't even seem that difficult to play it.Am I right or am I wrong? (seriously, I'm literally asking if it's difficult to play the darbuka :D)

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