Khanzera was helping another person with their bodhran / middle eastern rhythms and posted this…

The thing to do, to get a more Middle Eastern sound with it, if you really want to get into using it to play for bellydancers – heat it over the fire a little, to tighten it more than what you usually would for Celtic music. This will give you the high clear “tek” sounds when hitting the rim, to contrast with the “doum” sounds you get from hitting it in the middle.

This looks pretty good, for basic frame drum technique. No need to learn all those rhythms though – just learning the basic versions of malfouf, ayoub, baladi, and maqsoum will get you through most drum circles.

Frame Drum Rhythms and Playing Tips

 

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