Arabic Darabuka

by Faisal Zedan

Nov 23 - Dec 21
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM



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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.

Student requirements:
Instrumental technique: intermediate
Western theory: any level
Modal music theory: any level
Sight reading: any level
Transposition: any level
Learning by ear: basic
Composition: any level
Improvisation: any level

Class Schedule

Class Schedule: In case a class is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, one or more additional make-up classes will take place at the same time on the same weekdays following the last week of classes.

Nov 2305:00 AM07:00 AM
Nov 3005:00 AM07:00 AM
Dec 305:00 AM07:00 AM
Dec 705:00 AM07:00 AM
Dec 1005:00 AM07:00 AM
Dec 1405:00 AM07:00 AM
Dec 1705:00 AM07:00 AM
Dec 2105:00 AM07:00 AM