Def Method, Vol. I for Riqq (Def) NOW AVAILABLE as eBook!

Updated: Mar 20

A training method for the oriental tambourine, Riqq, also known as Def / Tef. This guide contains over 120 pages of exercises for technique development and applications to the Turkish Usûl (rhythmic system). Complete with more than 300 integrated / linked video demonstrations! This method focuses on training with the Riqq in the Açık, also known as Cabaret position only. This step by step manual is suitable for both advanced players looking for documented rhythms in Western and Turkish notation with progressive technique development exercises, and beginning students searching for clear instruction without overwhelming information.


"This is unquestionably the best book or educational resource on the subject that I have seen. A thorough step by step guide with an infinity of variations and technical detail. The embedded videos make each step along the way crystal clear for the student. Also, a great ‘go to’ publication for traditional Turkish rhythms. If you are thinking of learning this instrument then you simply have to get this e-book." Pete Lockett. London 2021.


"Beautiful... Just beautiful! The music information, the playing demonstrations to support your development, the excellent videos and general overall process for learning are really exquisite. Even if you were not into learning the traditional Turkish rhythm, the way the materials are presented are truly something to behold for developing expertise in any style Did I say "Beautiful..." Skip Hadden Prof. Berklee College of Music


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