This newest book by author Kenne Thomas, is volume two from the comprehensive Middle Eastern rhythm study text, "ANTHOLOGIA." Vol One covers the nuances and intricacies of dumbek drumming. This book is a collection of rhythms for zills and riqq to be used in instrumental and dance ensembles. Included are Ten Essential dumbek Iqa'at, the rhythmic modes of Middle Eastern drumming for dance performance. Raq cultural information and artistic details are included in this educational volume.
Excerpt from the Foreword:
The present book is definitely one of the best books on dumbek and Middle Eastern rhythm cycles. It covers many different topics from the finger patterns of dumbek playing to the etymology of the different names of the genres of goblet drums. A must for the lovers of Middle East music and dance.
Excerpt from the Preface:
Within these pages is a cultural snapshot, a rhythmic portrait of the people and the musical legacy we have been fortunate to witness. The history of our advancement as humans has many episodes which unite us as a people and celebrations worldwide share in many common vehicles. Drumming being one such conduit, along with dance gives a means of expression to people of many nationalities. With this book it is my hope to inspire percussionists and others to be enlightened about the humanity of man through the richness of music, the animation of dance and the vibrant rhythmic currents which flow beneath us all.
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