Darbuka Level I

Techniques, Rhythms, Soloing, Playing for Belly Dancers

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The darbuka is the goblet drum played across the Middle East. It's a joyful instrument, used for celebration, fun and dance.

Whether you want to become a working, gigging darbuka player, you just want to accompany your belly dancer wife, this course will put you on your path in a fun and clearly broken down method.

Courses Included:

  • Darbuka Method - technique Instruction from the beginning
  • Top darbuka rhythms
  • Belly Dance Drum Solo Training
  • How to build a drum solo
  • Improvised soloing
  • Relaxation techniques and overcoming stage fright

and more!

After This Course You Will:

  • Know the main the techniques used in split hand darbuka
  • Know many of the main darbuka rhythms
  • Be able to play some compositions for solo darbuka
  • Be able to accompany a middle eastern ensemble
  • Be able to play a belly dance drum solo
  • Know relaxation techniques

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

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Courses Included with Purchase

Darbuka Basics
Split hand technique from the start
Raquy Danziger
Darbuka Method
Go deep into split hand technique
Raquy Danziger
Top Darbuka Rhythms
20 Rhythms Every Darbuka Player Should Know
Raquy Danziger
Mastering the Belly Dance Drum Solo
How to build a drum solo the dancer will love!
Raquy Danziger
Relaxation Techniques and Overcoming Stage Fright
For any performer
Raquy Danziger
How to Build a Drum Solo from one phrase
Guide for How to Build Solo with Final Submission of your Own!
Raquy Danziger
Darbuka Notation System
Demonstration of hits used in our notation system
Raquy Danziger
Guide to Improvised Drum Soloing
Ideas and exercises to make you excel in your improvisation
Raquy Danziger

Original Price: $215

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.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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