Hey there, dancers! Let’s do an combo with extra fun zills today! This one mixes a Saidi pattern with some cool accent patterns – perfect for the intermediate ziller! Let’s do it!
Today’s practice session could be either – you pick! We’ve got an intermediate level zill drill – or combo – up today. This one has some fun and versatile playing patterns and accents. If you like to play fast – you’ll love this one! If you’re not into – or up to – playing with some speed yet, try this combo/drill thing with a metronome at a slower speed and work your way up if […]
Today, I’ve got some skill drills for you… with zills! We’ll be using two different patterns, then combining them. We’ll layer them over some footwork, then some arms, then put it all together! If zills have been a challenge for you, take it one step at a time. You can do it – I believe in you!! I’ve even created something special just for new (or frustrated) zillers, in case you want to check it out 🙂 […]
This week’s Sunday -in-the-Studio combo is to the Syrian song “Fauq n Nahkl” (also spelled Foug El Nakhel or Foug Ilna Khill). The song’s title means “Above the Palm Trees”…. or “You’ve Got A Friend Up There” – depending on how you read the title in Arabic. At least that’s what I’ve been told by Arabic speakers – which I’m not. But here’s an article that can tell you more about that peculiarity. The version […]
This is a guest post by Dawn Devine – Davina. I am really honored to have her work shared here on my blog. I have such respect for her dedication to research and her ability to show us the depth of history in all aspects of our art. If you are as fascinated by this history of zills as I am, you will be very excited about what we’re doing over the next few days! Learn […]