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1. Independence:
This is an advanced skill to improve coordination of your hands while playing.

What's the matter:
While left hand is playing the 4/4-pulse
you are filling rhythm with your right hand

Same thing in #3 with Malfouf and with Maqsoum in #4. If you are common with Malfouf, there is no problem to add the pulse by the other hand, am I right? - But now main pattern is much more tricky. You may fail with it even when it ”rolls”… (more information below) Another case in advance - if your left hand pattern becomes rhythmical too…

To avoid complications you may start playing left and right hand patterns first apart only - then switch left/right after 4, 2, 1 times like this
K---K---K---K---|K---K---K---K---|D---s-tt--s--dd-|D---s-tt--s--dd-|… i.e. with 2 times


Then switch only the right
K---K---K---K---|K---K---K---K---|K---K---K---K---|… while

After some training you should get the feeling of your whole phrase. Good luck!

* reformatted patterns

Hi, beginners,
do you like Darbouka lessons by Aviel!? (look Topic: Wow! Every Wednesday New Darbuka Lesson!)- New #7 is a bit tricky, isn't it?!
So let's do a breakdown with this example:

« on: August 14, 2015, 06:57:36 AM »
It is assumed that the name al-oud ... came to Europe through North Africa. ... Beside this, oud is also known as the ancestor of the European lute.

I'm totally agreed, but don't forget to mention, that English "lute" as well as German "Laute" both terms are originally from the Arabic "al-oud", isn't it?!

Introduce Yourself / Re: Welcome aboard lionheart
« on: July 29, 2015, 08:20:51 AM »
You're welcome! :)

Ney, Kawala Lovers / Re: Only For the Beginners
« on: July 19, 2015, 02:20:27 PM »
Hi Niri,
even if I prefer to do percussion I very like your demonstrations and explanations. It's most instructive - I'm new in Arabic music and I've got a a good starting point for coming closer with original rhythm and melodic patterns.

…it may last only a few seconds (if you are genious):  ;D

Sorry, perhaps I didn't understand what's actually your problem. …what's wrong with your teacher?!

I know a proverb from Japan, it might fit:

Don't seek praise, avoid to be blamed.

Hello Riya,
I know the most common size of skin diameter is 8⅔-8¾ inches for synthetic heads used with Egyptian type Darbuka.
The size and especially the height of its body may differ. Increasing size make it more expensive, but the sounds become better.
With Pakistani, Turkish or diverse clay Darbukas I have no idea...

Hi, most of my drums are cheap ones - I love them all. What happened?:
I started drumming just for fun, with the one only interest to get some impression, what else can I do with my hands... I had no idea how long I would continue this hobby. Nevertheless, our teacher recommended to buy only good drums as possible just from the beginning. - 1st if you continue drumming, you will need some good instrument at least; 2nd even if you stop playing at some time, you may rather sell a professional instrument for a good price than a cheap one, for which you might never get a deal at all!
But I didn't know what is a good drum when I got started. And I learned, that there are a lot of different hand drums instead the congas. So I decided to buy different types for cheap just to get some initial idea of its playing and then to decide, what style fits me the best. I personally tested all of my drums before I bought it. And I did it only if I liked the sounds what could I get with my own skills - all but the Turkish darbuka. That was a gift by my wife, but it's a really pretty one, isn't it?
So I tried to get a good sound of my Turkish beauty almost over two years without a definite result. I missed all those sharp sounds I knew from Arab music records. Then only I asked my wife to buy a professional darbuka. I'm so happy with it. The most stuff I really learned only last year.
I'm playing all my drums now and I'm looking forward, because I just cannot imagine my life without drumming now...!!!

Ya Saqeef, you might try to get a count with this video:

Darbuka Sound & Video Clips / An absolutely amazing solo…
« on: May 27, 2015, 02:46:44 PM »
Please share your favorites or your comments.  :)

Really!? - I can't believe it.

If you were right, there should be a remarkable difference in sounds between these two samples:

Two drums with same size and shape and an identical skin too; same video set (have a look at the background) … and the same Bari not least … ;)

It maybe within my equipment, but I won't hear it different.

I'd say „maybe” on this topic. - Physically sound depends a lot of the inner surface, shape and material of the body, outside is right for show. ;-) Mother of pearl darbukas are much more expensive than simple ones on the other side. Musicians wouldn't buy such an instrument with bad sounds - it must be handcrafted with a lot of special know how and with care. That makes the difference…

It's so funny:  :)

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