Classical Riqq Technique

by Michel Merhej Baklouk; with Nicole LeCorgne
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Book with online audio. A teaching manual, resource guide, and biographical tribute to master percussionist Michel Merhej Baklouk. Explore the role that percussion plays in Near Eastern Arabic music by learning about his life and methodology. This book is composed of three parts: an introduction, lessons, and a reference section. Each part is designed for percussionists of varying skill levels. The introduction presents several essays about Baklouk's life, philosophy and practices. Lessons begin with basic techniques and how to practice effectively, continuing   More Details...

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Acknowledgments
Preface

PART 1 - INTRODUCTION
About This Book
Biography
Pedagogy
Musical Styling

Context and Relationship
Ornamentation in Practice

PART II - LESSONS
Hand Positions for the Riqq

Position 1 - Basic Position
Playing Dumm-s in the Basic Position
Playing Takk-s in the Basic Position
Position 2 – Classical Position (On the Frame)
Playing Dumm-s in the Classical Position
Playing Takk-s in the Classical Position

How To Practice.
Unit 1 - Basic Technique Building

Basic Technique Exercises in 4/4 Time
Dumm-s and Takk-s
Rests
Sixteenth Notes
Basic Technique Exercises in 2/4 Time
Basic Technique Exercises in 3/4 Time
Accented Notes
Alternating Fingering for the Dumm
Rolls
Roll Exercises in 4/4
Time
Roll Exercises in 2/4 Time
Roll Exercises in 3/4 Time
Grace Notes and Triplets

Unit 2 - Popular Arabic Rhythms

Popular Arabic Rhythms in 2/4 Time
Wahda Saghira (or Maqsum)
Wahda Sha‘biyya
Masmudi Saghir (or Baladi)
Zaffa
Sudasi
Ayyub
Wahda Shami (or Malfuf)
Darwish al-Misri
Popular Arabic Rhythms in 4/4 Time
Wahda al-Qasa’id
Wahda Kabira
Popular Arabic Rhythms in 8/4 Time
Ciftitelli (or Wahda Mijwizah or Double Wahda)
Masmudi Kabir
Zaffa
al-Bamb al-Misri
Katakufti

From the Scrapbook
Unit 3 - Outside Influences

Non-Traditional and Western Rhythms in 2/4 Time
Mambo Saghir (or Karachi)
Rhumba Saghira
Non-Traditional and Western Rhythms in 4/4 Time
Rhumba Kabira
Mambo Kabir ( or Bolero)
Muthallath ‘Iraqi
Non-Traditional and Western Rhythms in 8/4 Time
Batayhi
Non-Traditional and Western Rhythms in 10/16 Time
Jurjuna
Unit 4 - Muwashshahat and Classical Rhythms
Muwashshahat and Classical Rhythms in 3/8 Time
Saraband (or Attayir)
Muwashshahat and Classical Rhythms in 5/4 Time
A‘raj
Muwashshahat and Classical Rhythms in 5/8 Time
A‘raj
Muwashshahat and Classical Rhythms in 6/4 Time
Sama‘i Sankin
Muwashshahat and Classical Rhythms in 6/8 Time
Ugruk
Sama‘i Darij
Muwashshahat and Classical Rhythms in 7/4 Time
Nawakht
Muwashshahat and Classical Rhythms in 7/8 Time
Dawr Hindi
Muwashshahat and Classical Rhythms in 9/4 Time
Agher Aqsaq
Muwashshahat and Classical Rhythms in 9/8 Time
Aqsaq
Muwashshahat and Classical Rhythms in 10/8 Time
Sama‘i Thaqil
Unit 5 - Long Rhythms of the Muwashshahat
Long Rhythms of Muwashshahat in 11/4 Time
‘Awis
Long Rhythms of Muwashshahat in 11/8 Time
‘Awis (fast)
Long Rhythms of Muwashshahat in 12/4 Time
Mudawwar
Long Rhythms of Muwashshahat in 13/4 Time
Murabba
Long Rhythms of Muwashshahat in 13/8 Time
Thurafat
Long Rhythms of Muwashshahat in 14/4 Time
Muhajjar
Long Rhythms of Muwashshahat in 16/4 Time
al-Mukhammas
Nawakht Hindi
Long Rhythms of Muwashshahat in 17/8 Time
Khawsharnak
Long Rhythms of Muwashshahat in 19/8 Time
Awfar
Awfar Ribat
Long Rhythms of Muwashshahat in 32/4 Time
al-Sita ‘Ashra Ribaat
PART III - REFERENCE INFORMATION
Basic Music Theory and Notation for Percussionists
Glossary of Arabic Music Terms
List of Arabic Music Rhythms