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LA Sessions: Fundamental Darbuka Techniques

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

This three hour intensive class, aimed at beginner and intermediate level players, focuses on the suite of classic darbuka techniques used to achieve a level of fluid, expressive performance. These techniques form the 'basic set' of darbuka sounds, and for many old-school players, these sounds were all that were necessary. Proven drills and exercises are used to introduce each technique before integrating them into rhythms. This workshop will involve a lot of playing and aims to provide several months' worth of practice material. 

This class will cover:
Dum, Es and Tak architecture/Dum, Tek, and Ka strikes/Slaps/5-Stroke rolls/Accented Teks and Kas/Pops, 'melodic pops' and muted teks/Finger rolls – 'Raka,' 'Rakatak,' and 'Rakatakatak'/Dominant Hand muted position and fingernail strikes/Off-hand Dums and Slaps

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

This class will followed by a Turkish Darbuka Intensive the following Thursday, August 11, same times, location and cost.

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 1
L.A. Legends of Bellydance