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DOUMBEK INSTRUCTIONALS


The following information was compiled and is maintained by Michael Wall ((808)737-3786) using both personal resources and input from members of the Jembe-list. These lists, while extensive, are not exhaustive and will be periodically updated. You are strongly encouraged to (1) submit new titles (please use the existing format and include all the details including company, category and a brief review) and (2) provide missing information for items on this list recording #, year, etc.) and submit reviews if they are missing.

If you are interested in a particular publication, and complete information is not listed, feel free to contact Michael at ((808)737-3786), who will be happy to check his personal library for the details (which will also then be added to this reference). Michael would also be pleased to receive notice of correction or comments in format, typos, etc. 
 
TITLE Doumbec Delight
SUBTITLE A Thirty Lesson Course in Middle Eastern Drumming
AUTHOR Mary Ellen Donald
PUBLISHER Mary Ellen Books P.O. Box 7589 San Francisco, CA 94120
ILLUSTRATION Illustrated, 2 Companion cassettes
PAGES 111
FORMAT Paperback

 
TITLE How To Play Arabic Drum
AUTHOR Anne Harkin
PUBLISHER Anne Harkin Website  http://netspace.net.au/~harkin/              
harkin@netspace.net.au   
230 Victoria St Brunswick 3056 Australia 
Ph: 61 3 9381 1186
FORMAT Pal Video

 
TITLE Darabouka Class
AUTHOR Anne Harkin
PUBLISHER Anne Harkin Website  http://netspace.net.au/~harkin/              
harkin@netspace.net.au   
230 Victoria St Brunswick 3056 Australia 
Ph: 61 3 9381 1186
FORMAT CD

 
TITLE The Doumbek Video
AUTHOR Jonathan Kessler
PUBLISHER Shefa, 1812 Gillespie Street,
Santa Barbara, California 93101 USA
(888) 719-1120
FORMAT Video

 
TITLE Doumbek Rhythms Practice CD!
AUTHOR Kessler
PUBLISHER Shefa, 1812 Gillespie Street,
Santa Barbara, California 93101 USA
(888) 719-1120
FORMAT CD

 
TITLE Fun With The Doumbek
SUBTITLE Instructions and 50 Rhythm Variations
AUTHOR Steve Kundrat
PUBLISHER Mid-East Mfg. Co. 7694 Progress Circle
West Melbourne, FL 32904 (407) 724-1477
FORMAT Paperback

 
TITLE The Musician's Doumbek Rhythm Guide
AUTHOR Cynwrig ap Meurig
PUBLISHER c/o Creative Images, 11949-A Bricksome Ave.,
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
FORMAT Book

 
TITLE Rhythms for Arabic Drum
AUTHOR Uncle Mafufo
PUBLISHER Armando, P.O. Box 24, Capitola, CA 95010 (408) 455-3591
FORMAT VIDEO

 
TITLE Voices of the Doumbek
AUTHOR Robin Adnan Anders
PUBLISHER Interworld Music - (603) 228-2961
FORMAT Video

 
TITLE World of the Doumbek
AUTHOR Daveed and Silvanus
PUBLISHER David Korup and Billy Woods
5809 Ryder Ave. 822 5th Ave.
Charlotte, NC Longmont, CO
USA 26226-8305 USA 80501
FORMAT Cassette

There are a number of Doumbek Notation Pages on the internet:

Kesslari's advanced Doumbek Rhythms
http://pw1.netcom.com/~kesslari/doumbek.html

A Quick and Dirty Guide to the Doumbek
http://www.blackroot.org/drumming/drumming.html

Nott's Doumbek Rhythms
http://www.ionline.net/~bmassel/rhythm1.html

The Musician's Doumbek Rhythm Guide
http://www.intersurf.com/~maelcor/htdocs/sca_doumbek_guide.html

Jeff Senn's Dumbek Rhythm Page
http://www.maya.com/local/senn/rhythm.html

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