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ANSUYA – Learn to Play Finger Cymbals

5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
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$39.99

Product Description

Learn to Play Finger Cymbals with Ansuya DVD

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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Produced by Suzy Evans ~ IAMED
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2 reviews for ANSUYA – Learn to Play Finger Cymbals

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    Finger Cymbals with Ansuya is the premiere finger cymbal video on home video, for beginners. Ansuya thoroughly breaks down each step to go with the four basic rhythms: straight 4, baladi, bolero, and chiftetelli. Each movement is choreographed and explained in such a kind, direct way. Ansuya is the consummate professional, “Playing symbols makes you a musician as well a dancer. So be proud of your participation and the preservation of one of the richest elements of the ancient and sacred art forms of belly dance.” Following Ansuya’s technique break down, she pulls it all together into one final performance that is nothing short of mesmerizing. Grab some friends, some zills, strap em on and you’re all ready to begin your next journey as a belly dancing zill slinger. Also if you watch until the credits you’re treated to a blooper reel of Ansuya singing Donna Summer’s 1983 She Works Hard For The Money. “Until next time, happy dancing.”

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