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Either do what BearHug said or try tuning your darbuka. A higher tuning should help, however, if you feel you are not heard while you're playing, you're probably wrong, the thing is that your sound still counts to the layers of the music, even if you can't distinctively hear it.

If you have to be serious about learning how to play darbuka, you would have to learn how to read the notations. Are you having trouble understanding them or why is it you ask the question?

What is very tricky about this position, is playing the TAK, at least I think it is. You would have to make is sound more "closed", take a look here, maybe this tutorial will give you a better ideas as to why:

Advice, Tips and Questions Regarding the Oud / Peg slippage?
« on: March 27, 2015, 06:26:08 AM »
Did this ever happen to anyone else?
When the tuning pegs keep slipping, not being able to hold the tension in the strings, what do you do?

Advice, Tips and Questions Regarding the Oud / Ouds for children?
« on: March 27, 2015, 06:24:58 AM »
I need advice on something: are there any ouds for children available? Long story short: my friend wants to teach her child to play the oud and is thinking a normal sized one is too big for the kid. Is she right and are there any child-sized ouds available for buying?

When it comes to the oud's soundboard, what's more important? is precise bracing more important than a thinner face? How important is the face's thickness? Can someone please help? Thanks in advance! :)

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.

Introduce Yourself / The sky is the limit!
« on: March 17, 2015, 10:47:38 AM »
Whoever came up with "nothing's impossible" is a genius!
Hi, I am Alex and I have learned how to play some of the coolest arab instruments on a dare! I'll tell you all about it later :D For now I'm just happy to be here! I'll go and lurk around the forums now! :D

Darbuka Sound & Video Clips / Re: Top 10 Darbuka Rhythms
« on: March 17, 2015, 10:45:30 AM »
Hi james :)
It's not difficult to play it, but you'd have to practice for a while first. There are different techniques to use when you want to play a certain sound, like how you hold your hand or where to tap the instrument and so on.
You should try it though, it's actually really fun!

Oh hey everyone!
Those are good pieces of advice, but check this article out:
It's actually a full collection of advice on how to maintain an oud in a good condition.

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