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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!

Doumbek, Darbuka Lovers / Re: Darbuka newbie - *Mod: Buy a Darbuka
« on: January 30, 2019, 01:12:53 PM » you can see the rating and listen to some examples - but how I would tell you the difference in my own words???

Well, you can hear great sounds with the standard size (Innovation) Darbouka. Those sounds I heard first from Arabic Pop compilations. It was fall 2009 and I had absolutely not any idea of that instrument. - But those sound... Next year, just in Christmas time I had my first contact with a real Darbouka - a mother of pearl Alexandria - and this moment totally grabbed me. - I had no choice else looking for my own new one. But I didn't know anything...

Doumbek, Darbuka Lovers / Re: Darbuka newbie - *Mod: Buy a Darbuka
« on: January 29, 2019, 07:08:13 PM »
On slightly another note, I remember you saying that you have a “New Generation” drum.  What sets this instrument apart from a standard darbuka/doumbek?  I feel I have been advancing well in my skills and would like to upgrade to a nicer drum.  Sadly I cannot afford a quality clay instrument, but would still like to get into a nicer aluminum instrument over my plastic one.  Thanks!

Sure, we had a link before, with an overview in weight, size and prices. There you can see the New Generation is heavier, taller and a lot more expensive... I think, well, it's not the answer you're interested in.

My decision some years ago, as I remember I had had same trouble like you these days. -  Then I found this site:

Doumbek Advice, Tips Questions & Lessons / Re: Training / Practice plan
« on: January 29, 2019, 02:37:42 PM »
I choose that video to show you three different positions you can hold your drum:
  • on the legs
  • between the knees,
    and at least
  • on a stand

All these positions are with its own playing technique, but it should be same (or similar) sounds, when you are using same drum.

This might be a powerful setting for some experiments with sounds.

Doumbek Advice, Tips Questions & Lessons / Re: Training / Practice plan
« on: January 29, 2019, 02:12:17 PM »
I see - you're progressing...

Let me answer the hardware question in your "Newbie" topic - we have already some related stuff there.

Here I'd continue with some ideas on how to transfer your skills from drumset to Darbuka:

Introduce Yourself / Re: New here
« on: January 26, 2019, 04:12:07 AM »
Hi Hans, me too.  :)
Where are you from?

... nice try, I like it - really - "singing" - what an idea ...  8)

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