Middle Eastern Music Books
   

Dance Modes and Melodies of Persia, Central Asia and Afghanistan Book of dance music. Divided by which instrument should play it: ney, kemence, tar (stringed instrument), ud, santur, and zarb (dumbek) tambur, rebab, doira, many others. Also music for ensemble. By Lloyd Miller. BOA186   $40.00  

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Let Jasmine Rain Down Song and Remembrance among Syrian Jews. When Jews left Aleppo, Syria, in the early 20th C. and established communities abroad, they carried with them a repertory of songs (pizmonim) with sacred Hebrew texts set to melodies borrowed from the popular Middle Eastern Arab musical tradition. The story of the pizmonim as they have continued to be composed, performed, and transformed through the present day. BOA833   $25.00  

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Gems of the Middle East Volume 1 By Mary Ellen Donald. Belly dance favorites from Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece. Recordings feature Mary Ellen Donald on dumbek and tambourine, and Mimi Spencer on qanun and voice. Books provide rhythmic analyses of the music on the corresponding recordings. Great for dancers and drummers alike. BOK010   $30.00  

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Gems of the Middle East Volume 2 By Mary Ellen Donald. Belly dance favorites from Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece. Recordings feature Mary Ellen Donald on dumbek and tambourine, and Mimi Spencer on qanun and voice. Books provide rhythmic analyses of the music on the corresponding recordings. Great for dancers and drummers alike. BOK012   $24.00  

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Gems of the Middle East Volume 3 by Mary Ellen Donald. Belly dance favorites from Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece. Recordings feature Mary Ellen Donald on dumbek and tambourine, and Mimi Spencer on qanun and voice. Books provide rhythmic analyses of the music on the corresponding recordings. Great for dancers and drummers alike. BOK014   $20.00  

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Gems of the Middle East - Songbook By Mimi Spencer; musical notation of vocal arrangements from the audio series of the same title. 11 classic songs, several of which are lengthy and complex, texts in the original languages of Arabic and Greek, English transliteration and pronunciation guide, translations, maqam scales, rhythm patterns, glossary, bibliography, discography, etc. 50 pages BOK075   $30.00  

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Rumeli Turkuleri Gufte ve Besteleri, by Alus Nus; Turkish traditional songs from the Western region of Turkey, in staff notation with lyrics; an excellent source for Turkish music. Over 300 pages, with charts for the Turkish scales and rhythms used. Some of the many songs are Aksam Aksam, Aman Dayler, Bahar Oldu, Ben Bir Sabah, Bulasik, Dama Bulgur Sererler, Elveda Dost, Kara Tavuk, Makbule, Mavilim, Olan Olan, Sabah Sabah, Uzun Kavak, etc. BOK117   $20.00  

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Karadeniz Turkuleri Notalariyla, by Hamdi Tanses; over 238 pages of Black Sea regional Turkish folk music, in staff notation with lyrics. Includes some music from the Black Sea kemence, the wild fiddle style played on the small 3 string bowed instrument of this region. Many selections including: Ata Bari, Bom Bili Bili Bom, Dere Kenarinda, Emine, Horn, Niyazi, Oy Trabzon, Teyze Kizun, etc. BOK118   $20.00  

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Ozanlarin Dili Notalariyla, by Hamdi Tanses; 256 pages; includes Deyisler, Nefesler and Semahlar. This book focuses on the music related to the Bektashi sufi tradition. Unlike the Mevlevi, which prizes the ney as its primary instrument and is associated with Turkish Art Music, the Bektashi favor the saz, the most popular folk instrument in Turkey. All songs and melodies are in staff notation with lyrics, and include Ali Yar Semahi, Divana, Efendiler, Kara Toprak, Kime Ne, Nasib Olsa, Turnalar Semahi, etc. BOK119   $20.00  

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Gems of the Middle East Volume 1 CD by Mary Ellen Donald. Belly dance favorites from Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece. Recordings feature Mary Ellen Donald on dumbek and tambourine, and Mimi Spencer on qanun and voice. Books provide rhythmic analyses of the music on the corresponding recordings. Great for dancers and drummers alike. BOK233   $21.60  

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Gems of the Middle East Volume 2 CD by Mary Ellen Donald. Belly dance favorites from Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece. Recordings feature Mary Ellen Donald on dumbek and tambourine, and Mimi Spencer on qanun and voice. Books provide rhythmic analyses of the music on the corresponding recordings. Great for dancers and drummers alike. BOK234   $21.60  

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Gems of the Middle East Volume 3 CD by Mary Ellen Donald. Belly dance favorites from Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece. Recordings feature Mary Ellen Donald on dumbek and tambourine, and Mimi Spencer on qanun and voice. Books provide rhythmic analyses of the music on the corresponding recordings. Great for dancers and drummers alike. BOK235   $21.60  

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Zils : The Art of Playing Finger Cymbals Companion CD Companion CD. BOK321   $12.50  

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Middle Eastern Rhythms for Beginners Book & CD, Vol. 1 & 2 by Mary Ellen Donald. Booklet & CD of dumbek and tambourine playing each rhythm for 4-5 minutes- ideal for practicing dance, drum or melody instruments; booklet has all rhythms written out. BOK346   $42.00  

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Middle Eastern Rhythms for Intermediate/Advanced Book & CD, Vol. 1 & 2 by Mary Ellen Donald. Booklet & CD of dumbek and tambourine playing each rhythm for 4-5 minutes- ideal for practicing dance, drum or melody instruments. Booklet has all rhythms written out. BOK347   $42.00  

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The Magnificent Darbuka Rhythms A beginner's guide to learning how to play popular Middle Eastern rhythms. BOK639   $14.95  

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Oud Method John Bilezikjian presents the Book and CD set for learning the Turkish-Armenian style oud. This 40 page book includes information on tuning, rhythms, scales, and all other aspects of learning the oud. It even has a section on chords as used in the style. BOK655   $10.99  

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Arabic Tambourine by Mary Ellen Donald. Comprehensive course in techniques & rhythms for the tambourine, tar and mazhar. Comes with 2 companion cassettes. BOO041   $30.00  

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Arabic Tambourine Tutor CD, Volume 1 A 2 disc CD companion to Mary Ellen Donald's exceptional book "Arabic Tambourine Tutor", item number BOO041. Mary Ellen plays all of the examples in the book several times and includes improvised solos. Volume 1 Covers the cabaret tambourine. BOO041A   $18.00  

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Arabic Tambourine Tutor CD, Volume 2 Companion CD. BOO041B   $18.00  

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Mastering Finger Cymbals by Mary Ellen Donald. Comprehensive tutor for finger cymbals. Comes with companion cassette. BOO042   $18.00  

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Mastering Finger Cymbals Companion CD A 2 disc CD companion to Mary Ellen Donald's exceptional book "Mastering Finger Cymbals", item number BOO042. Mary Ellen plays most of the examples in the book (BOO042) several times. She also includes drumming sections so that students may practice improvising to the accompaniment. BOO042A   $18.00  

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Doumbec Delight Tutor by Mary Ellen Donald. Comprehensive tutor including Middle Eastern rhythms, tips for accompanying bellydancers and basic music theory. BOO043   $24.00  

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Doumbec Delight CD 2 Disc Set, Vol 1 by Mary Ellen Donald. Comprehensive tutor including Middle Eastern rhythms, tips for accompanying bellydancers and basic music theory. Vol 1 CD set. BOO043A   $18.00  

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Doumbec Delight CD 2 Disc Set, Vol 2 by Mary Ellen Donald. Comprehensive tutor including Middle Eastern rhythms, tips for accompanying bellydancers and basic music theory. Vol 2 CD set. BOO043B   $18.00  

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Beginner Cymbal CD for Bellydancers by Mary Ellen Donald. 60 minute tape covering cymbal technique and patterns, with drum accompaniment for your practice. BOO544   $15.00  

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Practice Music For Drummers and Dance 2 CD Set, Vol 1 On these CD's each rhythm is played for approximately 18 minutes, 10 minutes with oud and doumbec, four with oud and tambourine, and four with just the oud. The latter section challenges the percussionists with the task of fitting her or his rhythm into the melody without the support of Mary Ellen playing drums in the background. This skill is certainly necessary when one is playing live with musicians. Practice Music For Drummers and Dance, Vol 1. BOO545   $22.00  

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Practice Music For Drummers and Dance 2 CD Set, Vol 2 On these CD's each rhythm is played for approximately 18 minutes, 10 minutes with oud and doumbec, four with oud and tambourine, and four with just the oud. The latter section challenges the percussionists with the task of fitting her or his rhythm into the melody without the support of Mary Ellen playing drums in the background. This skill is certainly necessary when one is playing live with musicians. Practice Music For Drummers and Dance 2 CD Set, Vol 2. BOO546   $22.00  

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