This course will focus on the proper techniques to achieve higher precision in playing the darabuka in classical forms of Arabic music. We will work on the proper hand positions and examine the different sounds and ways we can use them. Using different exercises, you will be able to build strength and flexibility over time. We will also break down a few rhythm patterns, work on their structure and connect them, in order to better your understanding of Arabic rhythm systems. NOTE: there will be no class on Nov 26! Class dates are: Nov 23, 30, Dec 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, and 21.