Learn Finger Cymbals with Ansuya - Belly Dance Lesson DVD
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Playing finger cymbals (which are also known as zills) is an integral part of the cabaret belly dance performance. In this video, Ansuya teaches you how to play finger cymbals to add musical energy and excitement to your belly dance! Demonstration & Technique: Ansuya breaks down each zill pattern into easy-to-follow steps. You will learn specific technique, then pick up the speed as you follow along with the music. Movements with Finger Cymbals: Ansuya teaches you basic belly dance movements that go with each zill pattern, then adds the zills to each of these movements. Moving and dancing with zills, in addition to proper technique, is an important part of learning to play your finger cymbals. Zill Drill: Join Ansuya in a practice session playing your finger cymbals. This unique "zill drill" will help you become proficient in playing each zill pattern while dancing, and also teaches transitions from one move and pattern to another. Performance: Ansuya gives a costumed performance, which demonstrates how playing finger cymbals in your dance enhances the very essence of your performance, and brings another dimension of expression to this art form.
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Some people may prefer this type of directional style. However, as an experienced musician, I much prefer to use the musicians style, especially since I'm left handed predominantly. I much prefer to alternate hands which is a much better way of expression instead of always appearing to lean to one side (I hope this was noted on the advanced cymbal dvd with Ansuya).
A great dvd for teaching the alternating hands style is "Bellydance with Zils" with Elsa Leandros. She seems to have a little more experience with different musical styles and my daughter (who is also a musician and bellydancer) picked up good notes from Elsa immediately.
I will give the dvd 2 stars for good effort.
In two weeks (yes, after a lot of practice) I was able to dance and play zills without losing the tempo.
Ansuya breaks each rythm down into sections and slowly introduces movements to accompany each of them. There is also a performance at the end of the dvd which is just amazing.
You will not regret purchasing this DVD