To become a professional Darbuka player, one has to learn the basics and then start struggling for it because learning the basics is necessary to know from where to start. So, here are basic 6 steps after which a person can become a professional Darbuka player.

  1. The first step is to learn holding Darbuka because if a person doesn’t hold it right then he/she will not be able to play it perfectly. There is a need to sit down with the drum placed across the left leg and the head of the drum touching the right leg, placing Darbuka in that position will make a the person able to put the left arm on it and the individual has to place the hand with finger hanging over the edge of the drum.
  2. The next step is to learn the 4 basic tones which allow a Darbuka player to play different rhythms, those 4 basic tones are:
    • Dum: It is played with the left hand, which creates the bass sound.
    • Ka: It is played with the help of the left hand and it is