About me and the course
I started learning Middle Eastern percussion 15 years ago through various teachers. At SOAS University, London, I focused on the music of that region for 3 years, learning about its repertoire, its history, culture...
The main instruments I focused on were the darbuka, tar (also known as duf and bendir) and Riq. Later on, I have been learning the Kurdish Daf (a frame rum with chains/jingles hanging from the inside of the frame)
Studying Dalcroze Eurythmics as well as going to body percussion and circular music workshops, has lead me to combine these disciplines in my teaching. This facilitates understanding, memory and coordination.
This course will cover the very basics up to a lower intermediate level. You will learn how to hold the drum, play tones accurately, names of the tones, rhythms and their variations, subdivisions and ghost notes and how to apply them on your playing; warm up exercises and simple mini compositions; everything supported by videos, Pdfs and audios.