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these are some of the more user-friendly Ottoman rhythms that I’ve learned that can be documented to the 1700s and earlier.
D = “doum” – loud low sound from hitting the drum almost in the middle with your dominant hand and letting your hand bounce back
T = “tek” – high clear sound from hitting the rim of the drum with your dominant hand, either with your ring or middle finger (another option I learned is to use your index, middle and ring fingers stuck together).
K = “ka” – high clear sound on the rim, using ring finger or middle finger of your off hand.
– = a rest
Some simple historical Ottoman rhythms
Duyek – DT-TD-T- (4/4) This was the most popular rhythm for the compositions that Cantemir either wrote himself or collected during the early 1700s.
Chifte-Duyek – DT-TDDT- (8/4) This was written out as “Duyek” by Ali Ufki in 1651
Yoruk Semai – DTTDT- (6/4) Also written out by Ali Ufki in 1651
Aksak – D-TkD-T-k (9/8) I’ve found extant Ottoman classical pieces in this rhythm dating to the late 1600s
Devri Revan – D—D-T-D—T-T- or DkkDkTkDkkTkTk (14/4 or 14/8) Also written out by Ali Ufki in 1651