Amir Naoum – Doumbek Technique & Rhythms
Jul 28 2014
Learn to play doumbek (dumbek darbuka) with New York’s most beloved Arabic percussionist the master instructor the one and only Amir Naoum!
If you are a dancer Amir Naoum’s clear introduction to the most popular bellydance rhythms and their subtle variations will help you learn to recognize the rhythms even in their most sophisticated forms.If you are a beginning drummer this DVD will serve as a very accessible friendly and solid introduction to the art of Middle Eastern percussion.
This program is a beginner-level doumbek instructional course with a lot of beyond-the-basics information and spectacular demonstrations of Middle Eastern drumming and dance rhythms.
Syllabic notation is displayed onscreen progressively changing in real time as the instructor plays the rhythms and exercises. Extensive chapter selection menus with individual access to each rhythm exercise type of sound etc. Basic technique Types of doumbeks 9 Exercises Practice
- Malfouf 2/4 basic “filled” variations;
- Ayoub 2/4 basic Ayoub variations syncopated Ayoub;
- Maksoum 4/4 old-fashioned Maksoum;
- Arabic Maksoum 1 Arabic Maksoum 2 variations;
- Baladi 4/4 old-fashioned Baladi;
- Arabic style Baladi 1 & 2 Arabic baladis with slap and pop variations;
- Saiidi 4/4 Saiidi 1 (old-fashioned) with variations;
- Saiidi 2 (“City Saiidi” modern) and 6 “City Saiidi” variations;
- Soumbati 4/4 1 2 and 3 (“Bambi”);
- Masmoudi 8/4 basic masmoudi ways to fill it; 4 variations;
- Ciftitelli 8/4 basic ways to fill it variation with pops.
The DVD is divided into convenient sections covering a welcome/introduction, rhythms, practices, and demo. You learn about the dumbek, how to hold the instrument comfortably and how to perform your first few beats. Then you can proceed with the practice drills or go on to learn to play AND recognize the popular and common Arabic rhythms. The beat is counted out for you clearly on the screen, and verbally without being annoying. Amir is a fantastic host and instructor, offering friendly and encouraging advice throughout the instruction.
The format is easy to follow, you can go all at your own speed and pace, and navigate through the different sections and lessons by a simple click of your remote thanks to the convenient index of the lessons. Repeat a section as many times as you need or jump ahead to something more advanced… you won’t be bored! The quality of the screen and sound is excellent, this isn’t a shoddy homemade instructional DVD!
This DVD brings the beauty of the Dumbek and Arabic rhythms right to the comfort and convenience of your own home. With some time and practice, you’ll be comfortably drumming in no time at all, even if you’ve had no prior experience. Those with percussion experience will appreciate the clear review of fundamentals and while learning some fun and exciting new rhythms. It really couldn’t be easier to get started with the Dumbek than with this affordable DVD.
Running time: 01:00:49
Video: 480×270, 29.970 fps, XviD 1204 kbps
Audio: 48 kHz, MP3, 2 ch, 118.16 kbps
Size: 610 Mb