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Level 1 Class Playlists I am happy to be sharing with you a couple music lists of common music we use in classes each week. The more familiar you are with these songs, the better you will be able to respond to it in the moment, and the better dancer you will be. Especially in the lead, timing your transitions thoughtfully around changes in the music is a key to gently bringing your followers along with you, making everyone look synchronous and confident. And the more you listen to Middle Eastern music in general, the more you will begin to recognize common themes and patterns.Eventually, you develop an ear that can anticipate changes, even in music you may have never heard before, and be able to respond to them spontaneously. That’s when the real magic strikes…and opens doors to dancing joyfully to live musicians!Each song links to the album on either Amazon or iTunes where you can purchase the individual songs, or the entire album! Many of these albums are also available in the Deep Roots Dance Shop. (PS Amazon MP3’s are DRM-free, so you can have them on any digital device without restriction, so wherever possible I have included a link to Amazon to download the song. And in the interest of complete transparency, I do have an Amazon Associates account, so any Amazon purchase that you complete within a few hours after clicking through the links below earns me a few pennies off the sale; so if you want your purchase to support Deep Roots Dance in a tiny way, click through to make your Amazon purchases. Thanks!) Fast Songs For Level 1 Baladi Unplugged (our zills tune!) / Helm & FatChanceBellyDance / Tribal Dance, Tribal Drums – Itneen
Giri Mana / Ganga Giri / Didgeridoo Rocks! *This is a legal, free download of this entire album. Just click “Slow Download” to start the transfer. Slow Songs For Level 1 Frame Drum / Helm & FatChance Bellydance / Tribal Dance, Tribal Drums
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