The Dancing Cymbalist
The most in-depth zil instruction book we've seen!
Learn how to dance and expressively play finger cymbals with Middle Eastern dancer/percussionist, Jenna Woods. Whether you are a dancer or percussionist looking to add zils (aka finger cymbals or sagat) to their repetoire or a seasoned player looking to add a larger vocabulary, dynamic expression, drama or more in depth understanding of zils and their history, this book is a must have resouce! 186 pages complete with easy to follow charts and pictures.
In this book you will be guided thru:
-Choosing a set of finger cymbals for tone, pitch, tuning, character & venue
-Getting the best sound out of any set
-Improving your sense of time & rhythm
-Learning rhythms more easily
-Improving speed & coordination
-Playing 23 techniques with 6 kinds of variations
-Finding & pushing your Edge in any direction
-Meditating with the sound of finger cymbals
-Improvising & play solos
-Magnifying the power of group unison
-Playing creatively with other musicians
and much more!