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Ahhh, I see!  I am quite naive to the Wahda rhythm - so I thank you for the history of it.  I appreciate learning the history or origins of the rhythms.  Now I can listen again with a different and better educated mindset... :)
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Hello MATOUK - welcome to the forums!!

My Toca darbuka is advertised as coming with a goat skin head.  So while not fish skin, it is still not synthetic neither.  I would imagine the goat skin may be a bit more durable and pliable than fish skin.  It is the type that uses the collar ring system and not the tied method.

But, I do not know much at all about fish skin heads.  However, Remo makes a synthetic replica of fish skin that may be of interest to you.  I do not itís sound quality, but I read many players like them.

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 ... 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.
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Doumbek Advice, Tips Questions & Lessons / Re: repalcement Darbuka skin
« Last post by dHuGo on March 20, 2019, 08:25:54 AM »
Hi MATOUK,
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

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Doumbek Advice, Tips Questions & Lessons / repalcement Darbuka skin
« Last post by MATOUK on March 19, 2019, 10:47:09 PM »
i have an 8.5 and 9.5 Darbuka from Syria from my grandma
i need to get a replacement skin for them, what is the correct size,
are synthetics as good as skins. the last time i replaced the skins i used shark skin

does anyone know of a reliable place to purchase the skins

thanks
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