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LA Sessions II: Foundations for Modern Turkish Darbuka Technique

  • Studio Iqaat 3515 Eagle Rock Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90065 United States (map)

This class, for intermediate and advanced players, focuses on contemporary Turkish split-hand technique for darbuka and how to achieve fluidity using this dynamic style. Modern Turkish technique integrates a heavy North Indian influence into darbuka playing, but in a unique fashion which lends itself very well to self-expression. This class aims to break the mystery surrounding these techniques, and present a series of exercises and ideas to serve as a foundation for obtaining proficiency in Turkish split-hand darbuka. This class will involve intense drills and aims to provide six months to a years' worth of practice material. 

Topics to be covered:
Basic background for Turkish darbuka/Non-dominant hand split-hand exercises/Dominant hand split-hand exercises/Using split-hand techniques with both hands/The Turkish 'long roll' or 'triplet roll'/Paradidles using split-hand techniques/Tihai patterns for darbuka using both Arabic and Turkish techniques

Cost: $25
For more info or questions email gavrielfiske@gmail.com or call 424-216-0692.

About the teacher: Gavriel Fiske is a musician and writer based in Israel who has extensively studied, performed and taught various Middle-Eastern percussion traditions for many years.

Earlier Event: August 11
Silk Road Dance Weekend
Later Event: August 12
Fahtiem presents Oasis Dance Magic