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Dum and Tak 
In lesson 1 of the Darbuka lessons you will first meet your instructor Mr. Nasser Salameh and then you will learn how to produce the main two sounds on the Darbuka (or Arabic Tabla): Dum which is the low frequency or bass sound using the palm of the right hand and the Tak which is the high frequency sound using the ring finger of the left hand. Advice on how to practice is also given. __ ***********************

Course Video Lessons - Learn Darbuka
1 Opened Dum and Tak  03:53
2 Opened A good Darbuka sound   05:06
3 Opened Ayoub (or Ayyub) Rhythm 05:09
4 Opened The slap sound (Sak) on Darbuka 02:40
5 Opened Popular Middle-Eastern Rhythm: Maqsoom 05:17
6 Opened Big Masmoudi Rhythm 04:24
7 Opened Essential exercise for Darbuka players 04:26
8 Opened Muted Tak on Darbuka 04:27
9 Opened Laff, Saudi, Ayoubi (Zaar) and Karachi 05:23
10 Opened Moving Between Rythms (Advanced) 06:30
11 Opened Using the Nails Technique on Darbuka 15:00
12 Opened The Wihdah Kabeera Rhythm 15:00
13 Opened The Chiftetelli Rhythm 15:00
14 Opened Popular rhythm in Samai form 15:00
15 Opened Learn Odd beat counts on Darbuka 15:00
16 Opened a 7/4 or 7/8 count rhythm on Darbuka 15:00
17 Opened Learn a 9/8 Turkish rhythm: Aqsaq 15:00
18 Opened How to play a Dum with the left hand 15:00
19 Opened Producing the Slap sound 15:00
20 Opened Advanced use of fingers on the Darbuka 15:00
21 Opened Different ways to play the tremolo 15:00
22 Opened Playing tremolo with one hand on Darbuka 15:00
23 Opened Play rhythm and improvise simultaneously 15:00
24 Opened Warm Up 15:00
25 Opened Adapting western techniques on Darbuka 15:00