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Art of Arabic Drumming

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Product Description

Doumbek, dumbek, Arabic tabla, darbuka and derbeki are all names to describe the Middle Eastern drum that has intrigued generations for thousands of years. The Art of Arabic Drumming DVD is an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of this exotic instrument and explore the mystique of its music. Well known author and percussionist Trevor Salloum takes you on a journey into his Middle Eastern roots and provides a clear presentation of tuning, positioning, strokes, exercises, notation, timing, ear training, soloing and common rhythms. If that is not enough, this DVD includes a rare, special feature performance of world-renowned Middle Eastern percussionist Michel Merhej Baklouk. Suitable for all levels, this DVD is sure to be a unique and valuable addition to your music library.

About the Actor

Trevor Salloum is well known internationally as a music educator who specializes in Afro-Cuban and Middle Eastern drumming. He has taught drumming at universities, colleges and schools for over 30 years. He studied music at Notre Dame University, Banff School of Fine Arts and is a graduate of York University. He is a best selling author with international publisher Mel Bay Publications Inc. and has produced numerous books, CDs, DVDs and videos on drumming.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Trevor Salloum
  • Directors: Trevor Salloum
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    General Audience
  • Studio: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
  • DVD Release Date: November 16, 2007
  • Run Time: 43 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B0010BQPS4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #335,056 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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This DVD lesson is very systematic and well organized. The camera also switches between a full view of the teacher and a close-up of the doumbek and hands, which I like very much. It is a very good DVD except for the following aspects which I did not like: The sound is so low, that I had to buy extra loudspeakers, especially when you play along. Another DVD I bought had louder sound, probably because the micro was better placed. The second thing I did not like was: Many exercises are too fast to follow, and the notation is not shown during the playing. The DVD of Amir Naoum is easier to follow for beginners, although this one has a more professional/academic touch.
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