Sagat Speak: Egyptian Finger Cymbals.
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. 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.
But Egyptian finger cymbals, or sagat, are made that way for a reason – Middle Eastern audiences prefer the sound they make. They would much rather hear chink-chink and clack-clack than ringing in their ears. Nevertheless, many dancers outside the Middle East still think the only difference between zills and sagat is semantics – two words for the same instrument.
Fasulye With Cymbals (feat. Yasmin Henkesh & Artemis Mourat). 13. Shinanai With Cymbals (feat. 14. Imlali Aqdaha Serfen With Cymbals (feat.
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Choosing finger cymbals (aka zils, zills, or sagat) is the same way. Too loud, too heavy, too big, too small–it takes time to find what you like. Just right is different for everyone, so it’s worth sleeping around to find your perfect match. I found my go-to finger cymbals at Rakkasah West in California. Back in the mid-90’s, we didn’t have much choice. A few teachers sold small assortments of gear, but other than that, you were out of luck. Good finger cymbals last practically forever, and never go out of style. Yasmin Henkesh sells Egyptian sagat (and she is a love, plus she knows her stuff).
Yasmin Henkesh, Author of Trance Dancing with the Jen, is a dedicated performer, teacher, trainer and workshop instructor, with over 40 years of cabaret and folkloric Middle Eastern Dance experience. She taught Egyptian style Middle Eastern dance at Joy of Motion, a premier dance school, until she opened her own studio in Bethesda, M. Serpentine Dance. She is known for her lively, fun and.
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