This newest book by author Kenne Thomas, is a categorized rhythmic study of the intricate and mesmerizing "Iqa'at," the modes and patterns of Middle Eastern dumbek drumming with sagat and riqq studies for ensemble and dance performance.
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 galvanize us as a people. Celebrations worldwide share in many common vehicles. Drumming being one such conduit, along with dance gives meaningful 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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