George Dimitri Sawa | Egyptian Music Appreciation and Practice for Bellydancers

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Egyptian Music Appreciation and Practice for Bellydancers

by George Dimitri Sawa

A comprehensive four-chapter manual featuring Dr. Sawa's unique teaching system with 65 tracks: 21 dance rhythms, cymbal patterns, drum and riqq solos; 8 maqams; photographs and descriptions of 32 instruments; 6 musical dance forms.
Genre: World: Belly Dancing
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1. Dumm sound
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2. Takk sound
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3. Sakka sound
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4. Ayyub el-Masri (2/4)[feat. Suzanne Meyers Sawa & Michel Merhej Baklouk]
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5. El-Sabr Tayyeb, in Ayyub Rhythm (feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa)
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6. Free Rhythm Improvisation over Ayyub Rhythm
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7. Malfuf (2/4) [feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk]
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8. Ah Ya Zein, in Malfuf Rhythm and Hijaz Mode (feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa)
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9. A'rag or Aqsaq Turki (5/8) [feat/ Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa)
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10. Section of Sayyed Mohammad's Dance, in A'raj Rhythm
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11. Valse (3/4) [feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa]
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12. Layali el-Andalus, in Valse Rhythm and Kurd Mode (feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa)
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13. Sudani (3/4)
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14. Iskandarani (6/8) [fet. [feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa])
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15. Alexandrian Dance, in Iskandarani Rhythm and Ajam Mode (feat. [feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa])
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16. Masmudi Saghir (4/4)[feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa]
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17. El-Bulbul, in Masmudi Saghir Rhythm and Hijaz Mode (feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa)
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18. Maqsum (4/4) [feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa]
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19. Dulab Huzam, in Maqsum Rhythm (feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa)
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20. Measured Improvisation over Maqsum Rhythm (feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa)
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21. Wahda Kabira (4/4)[feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa]
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22. Free Rhythm Improvisation over Wahda Kabira Rhythm (feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa)
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23. Fallahi (4/4) [feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa]
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24. Shami, in Fallahi Rhythm and Rast Mode (feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa)
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25. Sai'di (4/4)[feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa]
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26. Mali Bih, in Sai'di Rhythm and Saba Mode (feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa)
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27. Zar Rhythm (4/4)[feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa]
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28. Zaffa and Shivaree (4/4) [feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa]
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29. Etmakhtari Ya Helwa, in Zaffa Rhythm and Bayati Mode (feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa)
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30. Masmudi Kabir (8/4) [feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa]
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31. Hasan Ya Kholi eg-Genena, in Masmudi Kabir Rhythm and Nahawand Mode (feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa)
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32. Chifte Telli (8/4)[feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa]
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33. Measured Improvisation over a Chifte Telli rhythm (feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa)
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34. Aqsaq (9/8) [feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa]
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35. Zeybeq Dance, in Aqsaq Rhythm [feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa]
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36. Sama'i Thaqil (10/8) [feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa]
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37. Lamma Bada Yatathanna, in Sama'i Thaqil Rhythm and Nahawand Mode [feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa]
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38. Abul-Gheit (12/4)[feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa]
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39. Settat 'Ashar (16/4)[feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa]
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40. Finger Cymbal Pattern One (Simple)[feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa]
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41. Finger Cymbal Pattern Two (feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa)
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42. Darabukka Solo (feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk)
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43. Riqq Solo (feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk)
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44. Rast Mode
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45. Bayati Mode
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46. Sikah/Huzam Mode
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47. Saba mode
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48. Nahawand Mode
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49. Hijaz Mode
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50. Kurd Mode
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51. Ajam Mode
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52. Duff Sound
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53. Tar Sound
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54. Mazhar Sound
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55. Tabl Baladi Sound (feat. Suzanne Meyers Sawa)
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56. 'Ud Sound (feat. Ebrahim Eleish)
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57. Qanun Sound and Free Rhythm Improvisation
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58. Semsemeyya Sound
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59. Rababa Sound
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60. Salameyya Sound
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61. Nay Sound
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62. Arghul Sound
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63. Mizmar Sound (feat. Ebrahim Eleish)
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64. Dance of the Pomegranate (feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa)
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65. A Tribute to Mohammad Ali Street Composers (feat. Michel Merhej Baklouk & Suzanne Meyers Sawa)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The booklet (included with physical CD purchase only) contains four chapters. The first has 21 rhythms used in Egyptian dances. It has two purposes: to guide you to learn and tap the rhythms, and to have you dance to recorded examples of each rhythm. Chapter 2 familiarizes you with the modes in two ways: musical scales and short melodies. Chapter 3 describes the musical instruments, and includes a photograph and a sound example of each one. Chapter 4 explains the main musical forms. Their understanding is crucial for your choreography because your movements must reflect the structure of the music.
Dr. Sawa is an Egyptian trained musician (qanun player), theorist and historian. He has produced "The Art of the Early Egyptian Qanun, vols. 1 and 2 featuring dances of Badia Masabni, Taheyya Carioca, Samia Gamal and spiritual dances from Egypt and the 17th-century Ottoman Court. Vol. 1 was nominated for a JUNO award in 2009. Michel Merhej Baklouk accompanied Feyrouz for 50 years and performed for both Taheyya Carioca and Samia Gamal. Suzanne Meyers Sawa studied drumming in Egypt. ("An Excellent Resource for Dancers," Yasmina Ramzy, Arabesque, Toronto).

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