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Arab Percussion : Riqq (Tambourine)

This Riqq (sometimes spelled Riq or Rik) is a tambourine that is found in most Arab classical, folk or ritual music. The epic songs of legendary Egyptian singers like Umm Kalsoum & Abdel Halim Hafez feature the Riqq as the lead percussionist. This class engages all levels simultaneously. Students will review optimal technique for making the 6 essential sounds, with 3 grip positions. Famous rhythms will be learned, along with their decorative embellishments. The class will conclude with the students playing along with a classic song.

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