Melodic Compositions

42 Original Melodic Compositions - Notation and Audio Files

This collection of melodic compositions includes 42 of the melodic pieces written by Raquy between 1999 - 2020. The earlier works were written for Kemenche which has a range of a violin and the later works for the King Kemenche which has an extra string, giving it a range of violin plus viola.

The notation includes the main melodies of the pieces, and sometimes a second voice which was originally played by baglama, oud or kanun.

In addition to the notation, you will find downloadable mp3s of these compositions.

The recorded versions from my albums include also drums and other harmonies and bass lines.

Some of these pieces use microtonal notes that don't exist on the piano. For an explanation of the system of micro tonal accidentals please refer to : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_makam

The pieces are organized by meter starting from standard time and upwards.


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!


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