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FINGERS OF FURY
Percussion of the Arabic World
and beyond

Part 3 - The Req / Practice Sessions
/ Advanced Fingerstyle
Mat...
The Riq, or Req is a pocket drum kit. One of the most amazing
hand drums ever invented! It is generally made with fish
or ...
The Riq

91
Basic technique & rhythm
182

Position 1 - like finger style Darbuka

Position 2 - like finger style Darbuka
183

Position ...
Basic technique & rhythm

184

Position 1

Position 2

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Basic technique & rhythm

Position 1

Position 2

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Basic technique & rhythm

Position 1

Position 2 - dampened

The Slap on the riq is similar to the darbuka slap, except fo...
Basic technique & rhythm
188

Position 1

Position 2

The rim is struck with an open palm to replace the ‘tun’ with a more...
Basic technique & rhythm
189

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Basic technique & rhythm

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Basic technique & rhythm
Below are our now familiar sounding Arabic rhythms.
I have included a simple variation ideal for ...
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Percussion of the Arabic World and beyond: The Riq and advanced darbuka and doumbek techniques.

These chapters feature the Riq (Arabic tambourine) and the advanced techniques and rhythms for Darbuka and Doumbek. This section also includes the practice exercises required to advance as a player.

You can download the full ebook at www.FingersofFury.com.au.

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Advanced Darbuka & Doumbek Drum Techniques [ebook prt 3]

  1. 1. FINGERS OF FURY Percussion of the Arabic World and beyond Part 3 - The Req / Practice Sessions / Advanced Fingerstyle Matt Stonehouse
  2. 2. The Riq, or Req is a pocket drum kit. One of the most amazing hand drums ever invented! It is generally made with fish or goat skin and a timber body yet it’s not uncommon to find more modern ones made with plastic skin. The riq has ten groups of Zills (cymbals) placed around the frame and is usually a diameter of around ten inches with a frame depth of two inches. Like the darbuka, there is an infinite combination of sounds that can be created and you’ll also notice that the ‘Tuk’ and ‘Tun’ are the same as that in finger style Darbuka playing. It is highly recommended that someone playing a Darbuka should also learn the Riq and other frame drums; not just to be a more dynamic and versatile musician but to compliment a particular composition with the correct tones. When choosing a Riq it should be reasonably light to avoid stress on the wrist and the Zills should have a nice rich tone with good volume. There are metal Riq’s available with a blue skin like those found on the darbuka, however I have found these too heavy on the wrist and with a poor Zill tone. Save yourself the pain and jump on the net with about $60 - $100 to spare and get something comfortable to play with a nice tone. This will also save your wrist! In this chapter I will cover a basic way of playing the Riq, which is ideal for supporting a Darbuka player. Also I will cover another style to allow for ornamentation and fills. Once these techniques are mastered, if you wish to further your technique, check out the ‘classical’ style. This is where the Riq can replace the Darbuka as a solo drum. You will hear this style of playing on many of the older recordings of Turkish and Egyptian music where the composition allows for a more subtle drum to be played. It’s an amazing way of playing and the fingers of both hands are used on the skin.
  3. 3. The Riq 91
  4. 4. Basic technique & rhythm 182 Position 1 - like finger style Darbuka Position 2 - like finger style Darbuka 183 Position 1 - like finger style Darbuka This is now our Dum sound Position 2 - like finger style Darbuka 92
  5. 5. Basic technique & rhythm 184 Position 1 Position 2 93
  6. 6. Basic technique & rhythm Position 1 Position 2 95
  7. 7. Basic technique & rhythm Position 1 Position 2 - dampened The Slap on the riq is similar to the darbuka slap, except for the way that the fingers are separated. 96
  8. 8. Basic technique & rhythm 188 Position 1 Position 2 The rim is struck with an open palm to replace the ‘tun’ with a more full cymbal sound. In order to reduce the amount of cymbal volume coming through the rhythm, try tilting the riq forward slightly. 97
  9. 9. Basic technique & rhythm 189 98
  10. 10. Basic technique & rhythm R R L 2 1 3 R R R L 3 2 1 3 99
  11. 11. Basic technique & rhythm Below are our now familiar sounding Arabic rhythms. I have included a simple variation ideal for accompanying a Darbuka player and also some more ornamental variations, when the Riq is featured....... I told you it was like a pocket drum kit! 21 e & a 2 e & a 4 Tn C C Tn C C M C 21 e & a 2 e & a 4 Tn C C Tn C C T C 21 e & a 2 e & a 4 Tn Tn M C r r r r 100
  12. 12. THANK YOU FOR READING To read the full e-Book with embedded audo visit:

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