A powerful aid to initiate you into the world of percussion.
Nan Mercader's percussion method DVD collection will teach you the story behind the darbuka, how to tune it, the correct playing position, the different sounds, hand technique, and study exercises and rhythms. All rhythms are taught with a metronome (click track). This DVD is playable in five languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish-Castellano, and Catalá dialect.
Following this DVD, you will be able to see and hear the rhythms played by a live band. Finally, you will be able to play along in the Minus One section. A free PDF in English and Spanish, including scores of all the exercises and rhythms, is available through the Mel Bay website. Also included are tips on buying an instrument, how to organize your study time, and a links section to the best related sites on the web.
Arabian Rhythms: Ayyub, Karachi, Masmudi Kabir, Fezzani, Barwali, Maqsoum, Kalamatiano, Turkish five, Shish hast Karsilama. World Rhythms: Rock, Hip-hop, Funk, Habanera.