40 Pieces for Solo Darbuka - Notation + Audio
Presenting this rich collection of darbuka compositions, that includes over 40 compositions by Raquy and other composers!
The pdf of the complete book is included for download. You can also download each piece along with the audio file! Many of the pieces include videos as well.
In order to learn and play these compositions, you need to first be familiar with split hand darbuka techniques and our unique notation system. The Darbuka Method course will prepare you:
Compositions are divided by meter and include:
Arabesque in 4
Shame on You
Turkish Influenced in 4
Fusion Style in 4
Brooklyn Darbuka Anthem
IN 11- DUET
Joseph's Dream A
Josheph’s Dream B
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!