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This is a great way to continually get the latest new material, while accessing the entire rich library of lessons based on the split hand style of darbuka drumming.
The techniques are taught in the course called the "Darbuka Method", where you will get the skills you need to follow the more challenging courses.
This is a living school. The latest material is continuously added on a weekly basis. You will get a notification each time there is an addition or update.
- Over 25 hours of technical drills
- Brand new lessons every week!
- Middle Eastern Rhythms
- Practice with Turkish Darbuka Masters
- Guide to Belly Dance Drum Solo
- Soloing Courses
- Time exercises
- Window into Darbuka Ofis
- Raquy's older methods featuring Arabic style - Dumbek Fever I and II
With This Course You Will:
- Get the latest material from Istanbul through weekly updates
- 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
- Learn how to improvise
- Be able to accompany a middle eastern ensemble
- Be able to play a belly dance drum solo
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!