Darbuka Compositions

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

Monkey Mind

Shame on You






Very Short

Turkish Influenced in 4

Galata Groove



Beyoglu Beat

Fusion Style in 4



Bumble Bee

Tel Aviv

New York


Drum Line

The Joke

IN 6

The Clown



IN 7

Brooklyn Darbuka Anthem


IN 9



Bünyamin Nine

Gezi Park

Balik Pazar

Dokuz Dört

IN 10

Darbuka Samai



Joseph's Dream A

Josheph’s Dream B

IN 12

The Wish

Mixed Meters



Your Instructor

Raquy Danziger
Raquy Danziger

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!

Course Curriculum

  NEW! DOWNLOADABLE PDF of Composition Book!
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  Welcome to Darbuka Compositions
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  Turkish Style in 4
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  In 6
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  In 10
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  In 12
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  Mixed Meters
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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