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DumTek is a Middle Eastern rhythm generator for learning new rhythms, or practicing ones you already know. It's also great for belly dancers to get a solid rhythm to learn new moves.

Middle Eastern music has a different feel than western music, and a standard metronome doesn't always work well. Having something to drum along with can really help lock into the feel of an unusual pattern.

DumTek knows about several popular Middle Eastern rhythms, such as Ayyuub, Karatchi, Maqsum, Sayyadii, Bolero, Masmoudi, Chiftiteli, Malfouf, and many others. Future releases will provide additional rhythms as well as a method to enter new ones and hear them played.

The name DumTek comes from two of the three basic sounds a Dumbek makes: Dum, Tek, and Kah. The audio samples are from a drum owned by the author.

Spelling of these rhythms is a common topic of debate in the US drumming groups. I will standardize as best I can on the accepted spellings, once they are standardized.

What's New in Version 2.1.0

More iOS 3.1 compatibility fixes for those really old devices


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Customer Reviews


Excellent app. Does as promised and you can even changed the bpm. Love this app. Would love to see a future version of this where one can make or save a playlist from this....only because I teach belly dance and could use it in class...will recommend to my students for home practice...this is brilliant!!


I love this app. I am not a drummer, but a dancer. It is great for learning the basic rhythm for a lot of popular and common Middle Eastern music. I love how you can speed up or slow down the rhythm. I plug my iPad into speakers or headphones and zill away. Great practice music!

I will be recommending this app to my fellow dancers and drummers. I know many people who will find this to be a very useful tool, whether for practice or for training students.

Here is a little selfish blurb. There are many rhythms here, but I like this app so much I want more! Just would like to tell the developer to keep up the awesome work!

Try this app. I promise you won't regret it!

Great for dancers!

I LOVE this app! It's great for belly dancers trying to come up with new moves, and I love being able to slow down/ speed up the beat as I please. This app has really helped me improve my moves and really helps me work out, I absolutely love it.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Music
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  • Version: 2.1.0
  • Size: 0.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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