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Rhythm Mojo

8/3/15 3:05 AM

As a Middle Eastern drummer for the last 13 years I have played these common rhythms over and over, but where are they from? What do they mean? Some would like to know a little bit of background behind these rhythms that we play for darbuka… so here’s a little information on some of the origins and history of our favorites.Read More
0 Comments | Posted in Darbuka& Dumbeks By Candy Eaton

When looking for an Oud you should look at a few simple aspects; rich "belly" feeling(body), a smooth action and the sense of enjoyment when playing the instrument. Once you hold it, try to turn the pegs for tuning, which can be hard with low quality pegs (preferable ebony pegs) but this can solved probably with dry soap for releasing hard pegs or choke for determine a loose peg (Maestro Yair Dallal's tip:)

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0 Comments | Posted in Oud By Yaniv Taichman - Oud artist

The first thing I do when I pick up a new darbuka, I give it a nice healthy Doum. An open, resonant, and deep Doum sound, should tell me if this darbuka is healthy or “doesn’t feel good”. If I hear that the Doum is choked, and doesn’t resonate, than it’s not a good sounding darbuka, and I move to the next one.

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0 Comments | Posted in Darbuka& Dumbeks By Tomer Tzur -Doumbek Instructor

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