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Arabic Percussion with Faisal Zedan: Derbakki Fundamentals

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Instructional Drum Video

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BUY DVD $45.00 plus shipping

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This Derbakki Fundamentals instructional DVD is rich with essential technique, designed for the professional percussionist or hobbyist who wishes to progress rapidly with the Derbakki (Doumbek, Darabouka, Darbuka). This goblet-shaped drum, traditionally played in the Middle East and North Africa, is now enjoyed around the world for its versatility of sound and style. The video features Syrian master Arabic percussionist Faisal Zedan, who is known internationally for his fluent style and impeccable technique on several Middle Eastern percussion instruments. He is also recognized for his relaxed, yet focused, teaching style.

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This 2-hour drum instructional DVD features:

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- Essentials for beginner to intermediate level

- 70 min. Arabic drum technique instruction

- 25 min. Arabic rhythm demonstrations

- 25 min. performance: solos and songs

- On screen notation for all instruction

- Hand close ups for easy viewing

- Full belly dance drum solo in slow motion

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- All rhythms and exercises from the DVD plus variations

- Vocabulary and traditions of Arabic drumming and music

- Chapter by chapter commentary of the DVD

- Practice Techniques and Tips

- Faisal Zedan Biography

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Running time: 120 Minutes

Cost: $45 USD

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Dhabit Iqaa Faisal Zedan, represents the qualities of an Arabic virtuoso drummer; impeccable technique combined with an inherent understanding of the complexities of Middle Eastern musical structure. Faisal’s repertoire ranges from the classical Muwashah genre, to folk and belly dance styles. His unique and graceful approach blends thousands of years of tradition with a contemporary touch.

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Table of Contents

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Main Chapters

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  1. Introduction
  2. Styles of Derbakki
  3. Holding the Drum
  4. The 4 Movements
  5. Primary Sounds: Dum, Tek, Ka
  6. Secondary Sounds: Suk, Tuq, Flicks, Left Hand Dum, Finger Dums
  7. Components of Rhythms: Ka, Teka, KaKa and Qarshi
  8. Tek Substitution
  9. Rolls
  10. Running Method
  11. Separation of Senses
  12. Rhythm Demonstrations: Maqsoum, Malfouf, Masmoudi Kabir
  13. Rhythm Changing
  14. 27 Common Arabic Rhythms (See list below)
  15. 9 Coordination Exercises
  16. Solo For Bellydance Riff  Breakdown: 14 phrases / riffs
  17. Solo For Bellydance – Full Solo
  18. Derbakki Improvisation
  19. Performance: Song Dulab Kurd with Qanoon
  20. Performance: Song Saba Samer with Qanoon
  21. Emin Percussion Shop Jam / Improvisation
  22. Credits

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* In the first half of the video, demonstrations use the rhythms Maqsoum, Malfouf, and Masmoudi Kabir  as a base to teach the different principles from that chapter.

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*Chapter 12, ‘Rhythm Demonstrations’, features several minutes of performance for each of the 3 rhythms and many concepts shown to that point in the video.

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Common Arabic Rhythms Demonstrated:

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  1. Maqsoum
  2. Maqsoum Sareea
  3. Falahi
  4. Masmoudi Sagheer / Beladi
  5. Masmoudi Kabir
  6. Saidi
  7. Nawari
  8. Malfouf / Malfouf Masri
  9. Malfouf Saudi
  10. Karachi
  11. Adani
  12. Roumba
  13. Hajaa
  14. Wahda Kabira
  15. Wahda Taweela
  16. Wahda Wanus
  17. Chiftetelli
  18. Zaffa
  19. Bambi Kabir
  20. Bambi Sagheer
  21. Shoubi Iraqi
  22. Lebanese Debki #1
  23. Lebanese Debki #2
  24. Samai Thaqeel
  25. Senkeen
  26. Ogrug
  27. Darij

*Ayyoub and Fox rhythms are provided with the e-book and video demonstrations can be seen through a link after purchase.

 

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