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The COMPLETE DÜMBEK

A Comprehensive Resource on
Origins, Acoustics, and Playing Techniques

By Richard Adrian Steiger, B.A., M.A.

1   Essential Techniques


2   The Drumnote Lexicon

PART V—LESSONS AND PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES: Chapter 1 begins with selecting a drum, learning, practice and warm-up methods. The basic technique of holding the drum, your posture and hand positions conclude this part. In Chapter 2, basic drumnote and “teka” (rhythm and time form) methods are introduced with lessons establishing fundamental playing techniques and rhythmic skills. The rhythms Ayub, Baladi, and Chifte-telli are introduced. Chapter 3 concentrates on phrasing and structures. More rhythms are introduced. Finally, variation and elaboration are explored in Chapter 4.

1   Introductions


2   Basic Lessons


3   Intermediate Lessons: Phrasing and Structure


4   Advanced Lessons: Variation and Elaboration

PART VI—PATTERNS: A compendium of rhythms from the Greater Middle-East. Each set of examples includes a description of the provenance and variations.

1   Rhythmic and Notational Resources


2   Appendices


MASTER BIBLIOGRAPHY

AUDIO-VISUAL RESOURCES