The Riqq الرق

Site dedicated to the the traditional tambourine of Egypt & the Levant (daf)

Middle Eastern Rhythms

There is some confusion caused by some rhythms having differing names, or names having differing rhythms, depending on the country.  As my source books did not classify the rhythms by country I simply left them as written and classified them by meter, transliterating the Arabic to the best of my abilities. Please also see the Rhythms section of Arabic Maqam World for more:  http://www.maqamworld.com/rhythms.html

Stem up = Dum  

Stem down = Tek

2/4 - 2/8

3/4 - 3/8

4/4 - 4/8

 

5/4 - 5/8

6/4 - 6/8

7/4 - 7/8

8/4 - 8/8

 

9/4 - 9/8

10/4 - 10/8

11/4 - 11/8

12/4 - 12/8

13/4 - 13/8

14/4 - 14/8

15/4 - 15/8, 16/4 - 16/8

17/4 - 17/8, 18/4, 19/4

20/4, 21/4, 22/4

24/4, 28/4

32/4, 36/4

48/4, 64/4

Bashraf Karabataq

Riqqs For Sale

For the moment there are no riqqs available for sale.  Should any riqqs become available I will post the information here.