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Introduce Yourself / Re: Musicians for wedding Zgharta June 8th
« on: April 29, 2019, 10:01:00 AM »
Hello Matt,
what a nice occasion,  you're welcome!

...but sorry, I'm afraid you may wait here for a long while.

This link might help a little:

Best wishes to you and the young couple

Announcements / Re: New members
« on: April 21, 2019, 09:35:28 AM »
 .... you got it ...!
 :) :D ;D ??? ::) :P  :o :'( :-\ :( >:(

Ney, Kawala Lovers / Re: Fingering of Gülümcan
« on: April 16, 2019, 03:04:08 AM »
I do play ... various Native American style rim blown flutes.

Really! - Though, I can offer you another version then:  ;D

Ney, Kawala Lovers / Re: Fingering of Gülümcan
« on: April 14, 2019, 03:05:23 PM »
Hi, is this one a help?

Nice work!  :)

Buy & Sell Darbuka / Re: Clay Darbuka
« on: April 07, 2019, 02:37:49 PM »
Sorry,  it's impossible to tie a synthetic skin on a drum the traditional way in my eyes...!

According to the body's material I have an idea as follows:
The fact is I don't see a lot of Doholla sizes based on a metal body. With big bass drums clay seems to be the best. - I'd say that metal is more elastic and gives more resonance to overtones, wich are dampened by fix earthy stuff like clay or ceramics.
Otherwise it doesn't matter a lot with smaller sizes...

Buy & Sell Darbuka / Re: Clay Darbuka
« on: March 31, 2019, 02:04:56 PM »
Hi, again, I know Savvas Percussion had started a series of transformed darbukas with metal shells. Synthetic skin has been extracted and a natural skin is been tied on traditional way. Prices are moderate depending on the price for the original drum.

Another interesting option by Savvas should be the "Toumbuka". It has clay shell size of a solo Darbouka with a more narrow hole inside the shell. It gives Doum-sounds like a big Doholla, but in handling it's a Solo Darbuka as well.

I have no idea on synthetic skin for a clay shell.
What do you mean?

Ney Kawala Sound & Videos / Re: Help With Ney Sound
« on: March 23, 2019, 12:41:42 PM »
Hello Vincent,
your problem seems to be relatively widespread...

look, i.e.
Topic: Beginner question

I'm not practicing Ney or any flute, but from my experience as a singer I'd guess that your difficulties are caused by the way you're breathing. - You need a deep breath to fill a longe tube with. Your breathing should start from your diaphragm as minimum. And be careful, closing your throat you might cut any resonance off your sounds.

For some further information:
The Turkish Ney F.A.Q. by Fabio Pellegrini

 ... you actually stole my words ...  ;)

Let me add the ONE:
The signal here is the first strong downbeat, the heavy Doum on first pulse.

Those ONE is called "Wahda" (الوهدة). - "Wahid" means "one" as a number.  It's a lot of Arab boys with the name (or "Wahida" when you got a daughter).  - So, the "Wahda" claims to be something first, and it's subject is that unheard Doum. - It's important like the capital letter which marks a start of a phrase...

The conception of "Wahda" is to build time framework around all those fills and ornaments wich may happen inbetween the Doums - in that silent gap ... a maximum of creativity! - To be "glued" seems me the best word to explain the relationship inside "Wahda".

Well, you may say: "... and what?! - We have downbeats on the first pulse everywhere! There's nothing especial...!" - I'd tell you: "Sure, but never before I had ever heard this principle celebrating like in eastern rhythms."

In the arrangement here we have one single drum (a Davul b.t.w.) for the only accent grounding the whole piece. That's the art of Wahda - and when you have it on your mind this, you can slightly understand a lot what's different in Arabic participation on rhythms.

I wonder what's wrong with the shark skins you already have...?!

Commonly synthetics is used with a screwed tuning system. Those skins have a metallen ring, wich inner and outer diameters should fit to the plates and screws around drum head. I've never seen a synthetic skin tied on the drum with rope. Unfortunately the material is stretching and needs an equal tension in all directions - hence it's fitted with the hard equalizing ring.

Natural fish skin seems to be pretty rare these days - i.e., please look our topic
Fish Skin

Hey, don't worry a lot. It's one, two, three very simple things I'd like here to point out...

Oud Videos & Sound / Re: Il Hilwa Di on Oud
« on: March 09, 2019, 05:18:37 AM »

An apple a day
keeps the doctor away

A nice smile in the morning
makes your life burning..

I know.... That's my best boy!

 ;) :)

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