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Pros and Cons of Egyptian Doumbek

Pros and Cons of Egyptian Doumbek

A slight deviation in shape or use of different materials can have significant impact on the sound that is produced by a doumbek. Doumbek is above all a sensitive musical instrument, which can produce totally different sound, music and tones, if it is played in a different way. Egyptian Doumbek is one such type of doumbek, which has a different shape and has different qualities from the rest of the other type of doumbeks. Egyptian Doumbek is an ideal option for those who are looking for a musical instrument that is traditional yet modern, beautiful yet durable.

Pros of Egyptian Doumbek

  • The main advantage of Egyptian Doumbek is its durability. You do not have to care much about its safety. It does not get scratched or cracked easily. It is powerful enough to resist heat, dust, humid weather or any other kind of rough situation. This is something fabulous for the learners.
  • Unlike Turkish doumbek, Egyptian doumbek does not have exposed edge. This means, as a player, you will be allowed to practice the famous finger-snapping techniques. Its rounded edge is therefore an added advantage for those who are enthusiastic about this technique.
  • The sound, which is produced by Egyptian Doumbek, is not as bassy as that of the sound produced by Turkish doumbek. Its sound is a bit even, which is certainly one of its distinct features.

Cons of Egyptian Doumbek

  • The main disadvantage of Egyptian Doumbek is its weight. In most of the cases, Egyptian Doumbek comes with metal body and therefore you might have to face trouble while performing with it.
  • Though the rounded edge of Egyptian Doumbek is considered to be an advantage, it can disappoint those who want to try the techniques of rapid rolls. Its hard edge can cause a problem in this regard.
  • While playing Egyptian Doumbek, one should check the positions of the metal bolts carefully as it can hurt a player if ignored.