How To: Play a Turkish double dumbek with Raquy Danziger

Play a Turkish double dumbek with Raquy Danziger

How to Play a Turkish double dumbek with Raquy Danziger

Drum artist Raquy Danziger teaches the basics of playing a Turkish double dumbek. Raquy demonstrates how the index and ring fingers of the drumming hand should move in counter-harmony to each other, as the first step. Next she shows how to accent every third beat while drumming. Then, the other hand is used to add a third sound to the two being produced by the first hand in the up-down movement. The next step involves producing two different sounds with the second hand, by alternately hitting the drum in the middle and on the edge, while continuing the double sounds with the first hand. Once these four steps are mastered in fluent sequence, further sounds are added in the next two steps to produce delightfully undulating music.

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