Darbuka Drumming: Learn how to play the Darbuka Dounbek
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Darbuka Drumming: Learn how to play the Darbuka Dounbek

Learn Darbuka Dounbek drumming in a easy and fun way, from Master Percussionist Malik Azeri. Beginner to Intermediate.
4.0 (202 ratings)
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3,020 students enrolled
Created by Somesh De Swardt
Last updated 5/2016
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Play 5 Different Rhythms on the Darbuka
  • Know the history and some background of the Darbuka
  • Play different exercises to improve speed and technique
  • Know what position to hold your drum
  • Learn the four different sounds of the Darbuka and how to play them
  • Be inspired to improve your playing
Requirements
  • Have access to an instrument
Description

This course will teach you all the basics of playing the Darbuka Dounbek Goblet drum originating in the Middle East. The drum dates back over 2000 years ago to it's beginnings in Babylon. Learn how to play this fascinating instrument. It has a sharp crisp clear sound that makes you want to dance. Over an hour of video instruction by master middle eastern musician Malik Terblizi, hosted by Somesh De Swardt. It's an interactive teaching experience. The course takes place in 5 sections starting right at the beginning of learning the basics until basic rhythms and exercises. Both beginner and intermediate players will have plenty of substance to further their study and playing ability. Take this course if you are interested in learning how to play and improve your technique. Finding teachers for this instrument isn't easy, but with this course you can learn at your own speed and in your own time.

Malik Azeri is a master percussionist, vocalist and producer who plays Nagara, Darbouka, Daf, Tombak & Congas. His music is influenced by a variety of Middle-Eastern, South Caucasus and Latin traditions. Since moving to London he has worked with oriental, hip-hop and contemporary dancers and has given master classes and performed in concerts and festivals throughout the country and worldwide. Through an exploration of different ethnic rhythms and fusion music Malik has created a unique personal style through which he hopes to reflect unity in diversity.

Many thanks to Malik for his amazing playing and to Theo at Inclusive Video http://www.inclusivevideo.com for their production of the video.

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner and Intermediate students of middle eastern percussion
  • Percussion Enthusiasts
  • Darbuka Dounbek Players
Course content
Expand all 11 lectures 01:04:26
+ Introduction
2 lectures 05:37

An introduction to the course and its contents

Preview 01:13

What is the Darbuka. How is it made. Where does it come from. Some of the history of the percussion instrument.

Preview 04:24
+ Basic Playing Position
1 lecture 03:21

How to sit and position the drum for maximum playing comfort and sound.

Preview 03:21
+ Sounds and Basic Playing Techniques
1 lecture 10:54

There are 4 basic sounds or techniques on the Darbuka. During this section we will explore and practise these 4 sounds.

Sounds and Basic Playing Techniques
10:54
+ Rhythmical Excercises
1 lecture 19:09

Learn exercises on the Darbuka to improve your technique and speed of playing.

Rhythmical Excercises
19:09
+ Darbuka Basic Rhythms
5 lectures 23:32

Ayoub Rhythm on Darbuka

Rhythm 1 - Ayoub
06:19

Saidi rhythm on the Darbuka

Rhythm 2 - Saidi
05:36

Felahi Rhythm on the Darbuka

Rhythm 3 - Felahi
03:34

Baladi Rhythm on the Darbuka

Rhythm 4 - Baladi
02:19

Rhythm 5: Malfuf Rhythm on the Darbuka

Rhythm 5 - Malfuf
05:44