Yasmin Henkesh | Sagat Speak - Egyptian Finger Cymbals

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Sagat Speak - Egyptian Finger Cymbals

by Yasmin Henkesh

Learn how to play Egyptian finger cymbals - sagat. Instruction, drills, a solo and 25 rhythms used in Middle Eastern music. CD includes a 40 page booklet on the history and technique of sagat.
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1. Egyptian Rhythm Drill 1 with sagat
4:17 album only
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2. Egyptian Rhythm Drill 2 with sagat
4:11 album only
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3. Egyptian Rhythm Drill 3 with sagat
4:28 album only
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4. The 6 Sounds
1:13 album only
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5. Sound Drills
5:05 album only
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6. The Numbers Game
4:22 album only
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7. 3 Basic Rhythms
3:14 album only
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8. Number Combinations
5:28 album only
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9. Nursery Rhymes
4:51 album only
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10. Ghawazee Patterns
3:33 album only
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11. Sagat Solo field recording
2:43 album only
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12. Egyptian Rhythm Drill 1 no sagat
4:17 album only
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13. Egyptian Rhythm Drill 2 no sagat
4:08 album only
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14. Egyptian Rhythm Drill 3 no sagat
4:27 album only
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15. Specialty Rhythm Drill 1
5:13 album only
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16. Specialty Rhythm Drill 2
4:47 album only
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17. Specialty Rhythm Drill 3
5:39 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Cymbals Speak Part 2 - Learn How to Play Finger Cymbals from A(lmee) to Z(ills). This volume is dedicated to Egyptian sagat and the clam-shell method of playing them. The 40 page booklet contains a detailed explanation of how to string, hold and play them, in addition to an extensive history lesson on the origin of finger cymbals and explanations of the many drills included on the CD. There is also a section on the cymbal patterns used by the ghawazees in 1798 as recorded in Napoleon's Description de l'Egypte. The entire section on cymbals has been translated into English and included in the booklet.

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