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    Default Beginning Doumbek

    I've started to work with Carmine Guida's Baby Beginner Doumbek Workshop, and have a post on my blog about it:

    atisheh: dance and fitness views and reviews: Working with Carmine Guida's Baby Beginner Doumbek Workshop

    This isn't a review per se, more like a first, but quite detailed, attempt to describe working with it. Enjoy! I'd love to hear your comments, or if any of you have worked with this or other doumbek instructionals.

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    Cool! Good luck with your drumming

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jane View Post
    Cool! Good luck with your drumming
    Thanks! I started to go at it this morning too, then I realised it was seven in the morning and my husband was still sleeping. Doumbek wake up call!

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    In which I continue futzing about with Baby Beginner Doumbek Workshop:

    atisheh: dance and fitness views and reviews: Doumbek follies continue: it's time to take off the wedding ring

    Enjoy!

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    Cool! I've started drumming recently with Karim Nagi's Rhythms of the Arab World part 1 DVD and am loving it so far. It is harder than I thought though, but I can keep up with the drumming excercises now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yshka View Post
    Cool! I've started drumming recently with Karim Nagi's Rhythms of the Arab World part 1 DVD and am loving it so far. It is harder than I thought though, but I can keep up with the drumming excercises now!
    How does he structure the instruction? Are there good drills?

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    Default hi atisheh

    I know you already have a DVD, but the website Home has a great list of most instructionals. I haven't worked with a dvd & I don't have a teacher, I began by using youtube to get a basic idea and just played the (basic) rhythms along to my music. Since I've attended a drumming w/shop which helped so much, I just wish I could get to a live teacher regularly!
    I am considering buying a dvd, I quite like the look of Karim Nagis that Yshka mentions, tbh I don't think you could go wrong with that!
    Do you have a CD of Arabic rhythms that you can play along with?
    Good luck with your drumming Atisheh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seona View Post
    I know you already have a DVD, but the website Home has a great list of most instructionals. I haven't worked with a dvd & I don't have a teacher, I began by using youtube to get a basic idea and just played the (basic) rhythms along to my music. Since I've attended a drumming w/shop which helped so much, I just wish I could get to a live teacher regularly!
    I am considering buying a dvd, I quite like the look of Karim Nagis that Yshka mentions, tbh I don't think you could go wrong with that!
    Do you have a CD of Arabic rhythms that you can play along with?
    Good luck with your drumming Atisheh!
    Seona, that is an amazing resource -- I didn't know about that website, but it really is very comprehensive!

    Thanks for reminding me that I actually do have a CD of arabic rhythms... I didn't think to play along with that. When I took the drumming class I used an online metronome, which was quite useful. For CDs of actual rhythms, do you just try to replicate what the drummer is doing?

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    I have a doumbek impersonating a table in the corner of my room, and with this thread comes the inspiration to once again try to learn it, so I have been looking about since it started and although not the right drums and not the right rhythms, I am going to join a local African drumming class next week and that for the simple reason to get used to two things; Rhythms and making a noise after which it is hoped I will have rid my inhibitions about making noise and then I will set to annoying my neighbours with doumbek training via video tuition, and I may even be inspired to teach myself my zills as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khanjar View Post
    I have a doumbek impersonating a table in the corner of my room, and with this thread comes the inspiration to once again try to learn it, so I have been looking about since it started and although not the right drums and not the right rhythms, I am going to join a local African drumming class next week and that for the simple reason to get used to two things; Rhythms and making a noise after which it is hoped I will have rid my inhibitions about making noise and then I will set to annoying my neighbours with doumbek training via video tuition, and I may even be inspired to teach myself my zills as well.
    Love it! I have a bit of inhibition about making noise too, which I also have to get over!

    By the way, you probably know this already, but just in case: you can muffle your doumbek by stuffing a small towel into it. It's a good way to practice.

    And I'm delighted if my reviews and posts inspired you to take a real life class! Frankly, I worry about just annoying people with them, but figure there might be *somebody* interested out there!

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