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… to be continued …

Darbuka Sound & Video Clips / Re: Split Finger Technique Clips.
« on: January 26, 2016, 08:04:08 AM »
...and Zoba, :)
please take care! - There are some kinds of those rolls you've requested:
  • You may hit with index (or the ring) finger of both hands first, then same with ring (index) fingers:
    t4-k4-t2-k2-t4-k4-t2-k2-t4-k4-t2-k2-|… or

    It's actually a simple hand-to-hand roll, like this:
    The effect of the split technique is that additional wiping of hands is loosening your wrists and give the fingers more way. - The roll should become a little faster and louder that way.
  • A double stroke roll like this:
    T4-t2-K4-k2-T4-t2-K4-k2-T4-t2-K4-k2-|… or

    The clue of this is:
    One hands stroke is with one finger first, coming strong out of the wrist, with the second stroke automatically following after first as a counterpart.
    By the way - with higher speed the pattern may change to something like this:
    T4-K4t2-k2--T4-K4t2-k2--T4-K4t2-k2--|… i.e.
  • Last but not least a combination of both - a tricky "wind-wheeling" roll:
    t4-t2-k2-k4-t4-t2-k2-k4-t4-t2-k2-k4-|… or
    t4-k4-k2-t2-t4-k4-k2-t2-t4-k4-k2-t2-|… or
    t2-t4-k4-k2-t2-t4-k4-k2-t2-t4-k4-k2-|… or

    Therefore I must remark myself:
    I've never seen a demonstration of this pattern on darbouka yet. - But there are similar rolls with floating hands technique on congas, what I know.
    So this part stays a highly experimental idea only.
  • t - "Tek" (open tone with strong hand on the edge of the drum)
  • k - "Ka" (same with weak hand)
  • t2 resp. k4 - mark the used fingers - counted like in Persian Snap Technique (Pelang): 1 - small finger; 2 - ring finger; 3 - middle finger; 4 - index finger
You should practise it's all to feel the difference in speed and articulation of the sounds caused by different hand sets.
So you may have fun with it for a long time…!!!

Darbuka Sound & Video Clips / Re: Split Finger Technique Clips.
« on: January 26, 2016, 06:05:46 AM »
Hi Dear,
don't know what does your "urgent" mean in context. - Whether it is that:
"Oh my God, next month we have my sisters wedding party and I must play something!?!"
so sorry, we are too late! ;-)
(…and sorry again, i'm just back from holidays to give you a proper answer…)

It keeps 1-3 month of training to get stable sounds with split fingers and another 1-3 month to speed it up.

To find an answer I've now looked through all related clips I collected via youtube and then created a new playlist with a lot of stuff for intermediate players, what hopefully may fit your wishes. More instructive videos goes first and there is a lot of demonstrations and additional stuff at the end.

Darbouka - Split Hand - Intermediate Level

Please take notice: Your question gave me fresh inspiration to write in
a new Topic: Turkish split fingers – from the beginners to advanced

So, you have learned it and practised it for a time… You now are common with the new playing technique and feel soon to become righteous an intermediate drummer – but: Stop it! – It’s only on your mind how you’re good: Record something you’re playing and start to hear yourself: Your strokes are somewhat weak and the patterns mostly out of time!!! – Welcome to the bloody loser level! ;-)

That may last for a long time, frustrating - and a really lot of beginners refuse on this step.
Hear those samples of some young men - low skilled, but highly motivated:

So please, don’t worry: It’s an absolutely normal state of your progress. Don’t stop and go on!!!

The reason of the affection is, that your mind may recognize all that stuff first. You literally learned it, there are no more secrets – but your skills are still limping, because they are on your mind only, but have to be unconscious! It takes a lot of time of practising until your fingers find it’s places itself… - Some hint, how to come over that status faster:
Try to practise the needed techniques and patterns by the way. - Knock the table while you’re watching TV; do it with your knees under the table in bureau at the working time; at urban transport regarding daily newspaper or looking what’s the people around etc. Let it your fingers do, only… – All you need are new reflexes, that’s all!
Good luck!

The Turkish split fingers technique maybe highly requested in between beginning darbouka players, when they feel to become intermediate.
So let us look some videos on this topic – and let’s have a look, how advance of skills may progress.

For the beginners first it’s needed to explain, what the idea of this method is.

Here’s the best explanation you can find in web:

(C) Karol Wilkoszewski

The clue is as follows :
Thick strings the longer way; thin strings the shorter. That reduces flexing stresses in thick strings especially.

Riq, Mazhar, bendir, Tar... Lover / Re: Need to buy a tar in Iran.
« on: January 15, 2016, 01:41:59 AM »
…that must be something absolutely new…
Try this link instead:

This problem is common with all string instruments: New strings need to be stretched first.

You have to tune your oud with new strings every day for some weeks until all strings are stretched to its stable state. You may feel the difference.
The stretching fades sometimes. - But it never stops. When stretching increases again it will break. That marks the end of lifetime of a string. Then be aware to renew it.

Riq, Mazhar, bendir, Tar... Lover / Re: Know a New !
« on: January 04, 2016, 03:23:12 AM »

For further information contact a dealer of your choice (use the blue button).
Good luck!

Riq, Mazhar, bendir, Tar... Lover / Re: Bendir Information !
« on: December 28, 2015, 12:43:53 PM »
Some information  on technology:

Riq, Mazhar, bendir, Tar... Lover / Re: Bendir Information !
« on: December 28, 2015, 12:42:03 PM »
A masterpiece:

Riq, Mazhar, bendir, Tar... Lover / Re: Know about Mazhar !
« on: December 20, 2015, 12:50:55 PM »
Let's round this topic up with that great performance:

Riq, Mazhar, bendir, Tar... Lover / Re: Know about Mazhar !
« on: December 20, 2015, 12:40:26 PM »
Thank you for your interest. Borys Słowikowski is Polish. Perhaps the drum is made in Pakistan, but I'm not sure it's a Mazhar. Looking the video you may pay attention at the manner of the upper hand by the edge of drum. There the wrist is resting on frame. Look what makes the difference:

Riq, Mazhar, bendir, Tar... Lover / Re: Bendir Information !
« on: December 20, 2015, 12:23:28 PM »
Yes, of course, hear the original buzzing sound i.e. after the right-handed slap at 0:14 s.

Riq, Mazhar, bendir, Tar... Lover / Re: Know about Mazhar !
« on: December 18, 2015, 09:15:34 PM »
Thank you, this video is great, but sorry, it's not that kind of mazhar showing, what you mention in text.
The mazhar of the video is a frame drum originally styled in Syria. It's called mizhar too. It's a big frame drum like tar, only the frame is deeper a lot. There are not any jingles on it.

The mazhar discribed in the text is like a bigger version of a riq. Look this video:

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