Are you comfortable with the basics and ready to take your darbuka playing to the next level?
Here is a package of 8 courses that are suitable for advanced players. Darbuka Method is the prerequisite.
25 hours of technique drills
2020 Drill Series - 12 exercises that cover all techniques.
Latest Compositions - Advanced compositions
One handed soloing w 2 drums - Solo with one hand while holding a rhythm with the other
Practice w Turkish Masters - lessons by Bünyamin and Arap Ibo
Tehais for Düm-ies - The Indian ending adapted to the darbuka
Window into Darbuka Ofis - Peak into Bünyamin and Raquy's training sessions and try to play along!
By the end of this course you will be comfortable with complicated rhythms, have some wonderful advanced techniques. You will have some experience with Indian concepts and you will be able to solo and play several advanced compositions!
Darbuka Basics Package which will prepare you to be a working, gigging darbuka player
or at least:
Darbuka Method (included in basics package) which teaches you all of the techniques, rhythms and many compositions. https://darbuka-school.teachable.com/p/darbukamethod
Hi, I'm Raquy and welcome to my Darbuka School!
Playing the darbuka is the love of my life.
Since I discovered this drum over 20 years ago, I've devoted myself to it in every aspect - practicing, performing, teaching, composing, even decorating my own drums! I have experience playing in traditional Middle Eastern ensembles, accompanying belly dance and my current projects features the darbuka as a shining solo instrument fit for a concert hall.
In the beginning of my darbuka journey I played traditional Arabic style. Then 10 years ago I saw what was happening in Turkey with this new "split hand" technique. I made my first pilgrimage to Istanbul to learn from the masters. I ended up moving to this magical city and opening the Darbuka Ofis in downtown Istanbul where you can still find me training daily with my Hocam, Bunyamin Olguncan and other Turkish drumming masters.
I'm passionate about teaching darbuka. I have devoted students all over the world who are now performing and teaching themselves. I have traveled far and wide, spreading joy and excitement for darbuka. I have developed an innovative teaching system, using an easily understood notation key which many darbuka players these days are using.
I'm thrilled to be able to present my teachings in this elegant platform. I love the fact that this is a living school that I can constantly update with the latest stuff.
May the darbuka bring you joy, inspiration and magical experiences as it has for me!