Middle Eastern Drumming CD / Booklet

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“Middle Eastern Drumming:  an Introduction to Rhythms for Drummers & Dancers” presents 25 rhythms from across the Middle East in both written and audio formats.  Compiled and organized by MeadowRock Percussion, each pattern is shown in a “rhythm grid” to help visualize the timing of the notes. The booklet concludes with a series of appendices for both novices and experienced drummers to move your playing to the next level.  The CD first presents each rhythm vocally, then plays the basic pattern slowly on the doumbeck, and then plays the rhythm faster while demonstrating a variety of ornaments.  A sample page is shown below, and the matching track from the CD is playing in the background.

MidEast Rhythms Contents






Sample lesson from “Middle Eastern Drumming” booklet – CD included!


Sample Page - Slow Rhythms Lesson

Now playing:  “Slow Rhythms of the Middle East” by MeadowRock Percussion