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Music Education

Advanced Rhythms
Nourhan Sharif & Karim Nagi
Rhythms include: 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 10/8, 12/4, 13/4, and 14/4.

Arabic Rhythms Volume Eitneen: The Drums of Lebanon
Nourhan Sharif
Volume II. Teaches eight rhythms including Beledi and Malfuf. Concludes with two drum solos.

Arabic Rhythms Volume Wahid
Nourhan Sharif
Volume I. Teaches eight common rhythms and includes two drum solos.

Belly Dance with Kamaal & Anja
Includes a variety of popular pieces including folkloric, pop, veil, classical and drum solos.

Jalilah’s Raks Sharki, Rhythm ID
Produced by Jalilah Zamora
Includes samples of the rhythms as they are heard in the Arabic orchestra with all the other instruments.  The song samples are from Jalilah’s series.

Rhythm Identification
Susu Pampanin, Suhaila Salimpour
Features 27 rhythms at various tempos with less to more embellishments. Suitable for teaching and practice.

Rhythm of the Dance
Focuses on a variety of traditional Middle Eastern rhythms. Includes Turkish 9/8 and Arabic 6/8 rhythms. Suitable for teaching and practice.

Rhythms of the Nile
Hossam Ramzy
Two-CD set includes voice over explanation of origin and purpose of common Egyptian rhythms and percussion instruments. Written script provided. Includes sample tracks with a variety of embellishments and a 10 minute rhythm progression piece featuring all the rhythms. Suitable for teaching and practice.

Rhythm Rides for Doumbek
Daveed Korup, Billy Woods
Instruction on common rhythms for the aspiring drummer. Includes a 5 minute drum piece played by the artists that includes all the rhythms covered.

Taqasim Lil Qamar
Khamis Henkeesh
Includes an extensive 36 page color booklet about what is a taqsim, Arabic music in general, the instruments used, their history, translations and transliterations of all the lyrics and biographies of Om Kalthoum and Farid al-Atrash.

Uncle Mafufo’s 25 Essential Rhythms for Middle Eastern Drumming
Uncle Mafufo
Includes Arabic and Turkish rhythms, taught in workshop format with detailed liner notes.

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