The Art of Middle Eastern Rhythm
Composed by Kobi Hagoel. Textbook & 2 CDs. Published by OR-TAV Music Publications (OT.25066).
Item Number: OT.25066
The most complete book ever written on the subject, this book features well over 400 different rhythms collected from a vast geographical area including North Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean, Greece, Turkey, the Balkans, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, and central Asia.
In addition to the exceptional collection of rhythms, the book includes an introduction to the history and theory of rhythm in the Middle East, an illustrated section describing Middle Eastern percussion instruments, and a series of pictures demonstrating the correct way to hold a darbuka, riq, zarb, and daf for each of the drum strokes. Exercises are provided for beginners, which experienced players will find beneficial as well.
Book, 136 pages and 2 MP3 CD's.