Zills – How to Become a Zillionaire - Holidaze 2019/2020
ZILLS - HOW TO BECOME A ZILLIONAIRE with DONNA
Workshop - Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Take your zills far beyond the 3’s. The music we dance to is dynamic, with rhythm shifts and tempo changes, and we, as dancers, need to be able to play comfortably along side those changes. What will be taught in this class is technique, which then can be further modified with stylization to suit ATS, Raqs Sharqi, Folkloric, or Fusion styles. As with the Fundamentals class, there will be class notes.
In this class we will learn how to decorate and accent the music we are dancing to. We will work with mnemonics for learning rhythms and patterns, tonal shifts, left hand dominance, and fun things like playing with only 3 cymbals. Students will learn patterns that can be layered on the fly so that on the spot improvisation becomes less daunting. We will also up our ‘moving while playing’ game. As with the fundamentals class, the instructor will have a selection of zills for students to try.