Belly Dance Rhythms -Package of 5 classes

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Belly Dance Rhythms -Package of 5 classes

49.90 55.00


Teachers: Iana Komarnytska (dance), Pedro Bonatto (drumming).

Improve your belly dance skills, and learn the most common rhythms at the same time. 21 RHYTHMS in 5 CLASSES!!! 5 hours of music theory and dance practice with dancer Iana Komarnytska and drummer Pedro Bonatto.

NOTE: Once you purchase the package, you immediately receive a pdf file with all links to download classes in high resolution. Download videos in order to access full classes.

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Class 1 (47 mins)

The class is designed to introduce four major 4/4 belly dance rhythms, such as Maqsum, Masmudi Saghir, Saidi and Wahda, as well as basic theory about drum sounds and time signatures of the rhythms. Also, students will be showed differences between the basic structure of the rhythm and it's ornamented versions. The class finishes with a little demonstration of a drum solo performance from Iana's DVD "The Art of Belly Dance Choreography".

Class 2 (58 mins)

The class focuses on two groups of rhythms: intro/exit rhythms such as Malfuf, Fallahi and Ayyub, and Zar group of rhythms highlighting Ayyub and Sudani. This class also explains the common structure of the traditional Egyptian dance shows, purpose of intro/exit parts and it's influence of the use of rhythms, and meaning of Zar rituals. Also, students' attention is brought to the transitions between 2/4 and 4/4 rhythms, as well as differences between Malfuf and intro/exit version of Fallahi. At the end of the class Iana gives useful tips on how to memorize rhythms.

Class 3 (65 mins)

In Class 3 of this series you will practise some folkloric rhythms commonly used in belly dance songs, such as Saidi, Iskandarani, Khaliji, Samai, Zaffa and Karachi, as well as be introduced to historical and cultural references about these rhythms. Additionally, at the end of the class Pedro will explain some music cues that could help to predict an upcoming rhythm and it's tempo, as well as transition from one rhythm to another.

Class 4 (61 mins)

This class starts with Masmudi Kabir rhythms and it's differences from Masmudi Saghir, and then continues with the rhythms which are borrowed from Western music, or which share the same name as popular Western rhythms such as Waltz, Bolero, Rumba and Foxtrot. At the end of the class Pedro explains the concept of arbas in Arabic music.

Class 5 (60 mins)

Class 5 is the final class of this series. It focuses on some of the Turkish rhythms, such as Chiftetelli, Turkish Roma and Araq, as well as their use in Egyptian music. Also, Iana and Pedro review rhythms from the previous classes by putting them together in one long combination, and adding some elements of dancing to tremelos and showing a common finale part of a belly dance show.

Some extra tips on memorizing the rhythms. ;) Author: Iana Komarnytska

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