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FOF- IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Quicvk and easy guide for learning to play the Darbuka drum.Are you a beginner wondering where to start in this mystical new world of Eastern drumming? Not sure where to even buy a drum from?! This feature article will get you up and drumming in no time. If you think Arabic / Turkish drumming may be what you are looking for then please read on, but be warned, once you get hooked there is no turning back! Click to read more...


FOF- WHAT'S NEW?

Wanting to improve your musical skills fellow drummers? Looking to spice up your practice sessions? Well look no further! Drum roll please...I have just created the perfect free booklet to help you and your drum along this rhythmical path. Inside you will find many helpful hints, practice session layouts and words of wisdom. I have catered for both first time beginners and high level advanced players. You will also find practice routines and a stack of wonderful advice. Now nothing is stopping you!
Naturally being a person of analogue, I would recommend you print out the pdf file, kick your feet up, relax and enjoy the read. Oh, incase you are wondering about the drums in this picture, they are by Quentin Shaw over at Q-Drums.
Click here to download 'The Zen of Practice' booklet


 

FOF - DRUMMER OF THE MONTH        Kaisha Ahsiak

How long have you been drumming for? 3.5 years. Why did you start? I started because of my passion for rhythm and ancient connection to my Middle Eastern heritage. How often do you practice? Two hours a day. What is your background? My background is Armenian/ Australian. Have you done any gigs yet? Yes I've done lot's of gigs. I'm also a singer/ guitarist and my drumming is slowly being integrated into my live act. What are your future dreams for your drumming? My future dreams are to be playing expansive live shows that move people to the core and that create rich tapestries of Middle Eastern percussion. When I am not drumming I am...writing songs, singing and focusing on music business. Thanks and good luck Kaisha! 
Visit Kaisha's website here.


FOF - BLAST FROM THE PAST

Whilst I'm sure most of you would be familiar with this amazing clip, I thought I would feature it once again. This is Levent Yildirim at his finest! I love the idea and editing used in the clip along with some rather beautiful playing. Watch and be inspired fellow drummers. Do you have a favourite darbuka/daholla clip? Feel free to share it in the forum! Enjoy and happy drumming!!


FOF - BE INSPIRED

For those that missed this very vibrant and rhythmic film you can still watch it at Vimeo! Vimeo has rent or buy options and you can watch The Rhythmic East in HD in the comfort of your...drum studio! Your nights entertainment has just been taken care of.
Click here to read more or to watch this awesome new film!


FOF - IN THE SPOTLIGHT


In the spotlight takes a look at Quentin Shaw and his Q-Drums. I have been playing one of these myself for the past year and really enjoy the tones it creates. Not only is the tone great but...they look amazing!

Read more about Q-drums and see how they are made...


FOF- IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Quicvk and easy guide for learning to play the Darbuka drum.

Are you a beginner wondering where to start in this mystical new world of Eastern drumming? Not sure where to even buy a drum from?! This feature article will get you up and drumming in no time. If you think Arabic / Turkish drumming may be what you are looking for then please read on, but be warned, once you get hooked there is no turning back! Click to read more...


FOF- BE INSPIRED

Lev Elman Riq

The second in a series of tutorial videos from Lev Elman is now ready for your fingers. You can find this video in the technique masterclass video gallery. In this video Lev shows the triple roll for the Riq. I am absolutely loving having Lev here at 'FoF' teaching us all these fantastic techniques for the Riq. What a player! I am also starting to wonder just how long I will be able to resist buying one of his hand made master pieces. They sound incredible. Too view any of the videos on this site you will need to be a member, what are you waiting for?!
Click here to check out some lovely Elman Riqs.


FOF- WHAT'S NEW?

Faisal Zedan Darbuka Drum (Doumbek)

Faisal Zedan is one of my favourite drummers around, lot's of fun to jam with, a deep knowledge of traditional styles of Arabic music and a humble relaxed person. It brings me great pleasure to announce that Faisal will be joining the teacher ranks at Fingers of Fury. If you ever wanted to gain more depth in your Arabic style drumming...here is your chance! His first darbuka drum tutorial video is now up in the 'Rhythms of the Orient video gallery!!
Click here to read more about Faisal Zedan...


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Darbuka Articles

Fingers of Fury Global Darbuka and Dahola Workshops 2013... It's time for us all to meet! During May/June 2013 Fingers of Fury workshops will be help throughout American, Europe and the UK. If you would like to help be a part of the itinerary just contact 'FoF.'

The July Darbuka Challenge...read more and access lessons from the Challenge. The July Darbuka Challenge was nothing short of an amazing month. Darbuka players from all over the world practicing one hour each and every day in July...

Fingers of Fury Darbuka drum School opens in Melbourne! The Fingers of Fury drum school is now taking enrolments for term 3 for both the Arabic and Turkish style drumming courses. Learn traditional and modern rhythms, techniques, solo's, ensemble compositions and perform live! Read more...

Buying your first Arabic drum? *Here is some very helpful advice for those buying a new drum. These online stores come highly recommended by 'FoF' members! Find the best deals, save your time and money!!! Read more...

Handy hints when playing the darbuka belly dance drum for belly dancers *Drummers survival guide packed with tips from the pro's. This article has the Top 10 tips on playing for a Belly dancer...

The 'new' making of ceramic Darbuka and Doholla drums *How the best ceramic drums in the world are made...

Darbuka lessons 1-8 *A fantastic article for beginner darbuka players. Make sure you read it...

Forming an Arabic drum ensemble- part 1 *Essential reading for anyone that wishes to start their own drumming group...

Forming an Arabic drum ensemble- part 2 *A deeper look inside the makings of a dance floor shaking drum ensemble...

Darbuka Teachers Resources. *NEW!!! Find inspiring lesson plans and workshop handouts here. These resources will make life much easier for teachers of the darbuka and frame drum (Inclded PDF downloads)...

3 Month Darbuka Course!!! Fingers of Fury has created a 3 month Darbuka course designed to bring a beginner darbuka player up to an intermediate level. This is the perfect way to...

Percussion of the Arabic World and beyond e-book. A fabulous, highly informative book looking at all aspects of Darbuka/Doumbek and frame drums such as the Persian Daf and Riq. Featuring dazzling techniques, challenging solo's, popular/ancient rhythms as well as entertaining and humorous stories from a musician that has successfully...

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