This course will introduce students to the basics of the Arabic riqq. We will focus on mechanics and technique to develop hand precision. This will include establishing correct holding position, which requires a balance of strength and flexibility. We will also examine the different sounds played on the riqq, and the relationship between playing the zills and the skin. We will break down common Arabic rhythms, use them as exercises and investigate their application in Arabic music. This course is for students who have minimal experience with the Arabic riqq.