This is LIVE ongoing online Level II darbuka training class with Raquy Danziger.
Broadcasted live every Sunday at 11am New York time.
Suitable for those already comfortable with the split hand darbuka style
This class includes:
- Breakdown of technique
- Learn various finger rolls
- Exercises and drills for strength and dexterity
- Learn traditional rhythms
- Learn solo phrases and approaches to improvisation
- Odd rhythms and polyrhythms
- Receive clear notation of the material
- Learn Darbuka Compositions
In addition to the live classes you be enrolled in the following courses:
Darbuka Method course which breaks down the techniques we will be using.
Drill Series course - an hour training sequence that will take your chops to the next level
After registration you will get invited to join the facebook group where you will find all the videos and material.
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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!