Cyberlepsy Media Home of  Anaphase Publishing, Zills on Fire™, and CyberScribe Author Services

Anaphase
Publishing

CyberScribe

Zills
on Fire CD

Mastering
Belly Dance
Rhythms DVD

Near- and Mid-East Rhythms
Used in Belly Dance,
page 3

RHYTHM

TIME
SIG

TYPICAL
BPM

SOURCE

USE

Download MP3
SOUND CLIP

GROUP V

RHYTHMS of “THREES” AND “SIXES”

Vals
(distortion of Germanic waltz)

3/4

100-180 bpm

Exact origin unknown; Vals is played in belly dance music throughout the Middle-East and the Balkans; may be found on many belly dance CDs

Serves best as a transitional rhythm, or as a short section in a drum solo

Vals_basic100

Vals_basic180

Vals_complex100

Vals_complex180

Vals_2x-complex100

Vals_2x-complex180

Vals_Darieh_
complex100

Yuruk Daraj

6/8

100-120 bpm

The name Yuruk Daraj and the rhythmic pattern presented here, hail from Syria, however, this particular version may also be heard in Moroccan music; found on many belly dance CDs

may serve as a middle-section piece in a 5- to 7-part belly dance suite, or as part of a drum solo

Yuruk-Daraj_
basic100

Yuruk-Daraj_
basic120

Yuruk-Daraj_
complex100

Yuruk-Daraj_
complex120

Yuruk-Daraj_
Darieh_complex100

Yuruk-Daraj_
Darieh_complex120

Shish-Hasht

6/8

100-150

An Iranian (Persian) folk rhythm; the name Shish Hasht literally means 6-8 in Farsi, the language of Iran

Not typical of belly dance, but serves well as a middle-section piece in a 5- to 7-part belly dance suite, or as part of a drum solo

Shish-Hasht_
basic100

Shish-Hasht_
basic150

Shish-Hasht_
complex100

Shish-Hasht_
complex150

Shish-Hasht_
2x-complex100

Shish-Hasht_
2x-complex150

Shish-Hasht_
Darieh_
2x-complex100

Kurdish 6/8

6/8

90-120 bpm

A colloquial folk rhythm from areas bordering Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey; may be found on ethnic music CDs

Not typical of belly dance, but serves well as a middle-section piece in a 5- to 7-part belly dance suite, or as part of a drum solo alternated with shish-hasht and yuruk daraj

Kurdish_basic100

Kurdish_complex100

Kurdish_Darieh_
complex100

GROUP VI

THE “NINES”

Karshlamá
or Karsilamas

9/8

100-150 bpm

Karshlamá is the Turkish version of this rhythm; Karsilamas is the Greek name for the same rhythm structure; it is a regional folk rhythm used extensively for belly dance and is available on many CDs

may be employed as a middle-section piece in a belly dance routine, and used as part of a drum solo

Karshlamá_basic100

Karshlamá_basic120

Karshlamá_basic150

Karshlamá_
complex100

Karshlamá_
complex120

Karshlamá_
complex150

Samai’i Aqsaq

9/8

90-120 bpm

Samai’i Aqsaq is the Arabic version of Karshlamá, but has only two dum beats as opposed to the three dums of the Karshlamá; the word Aqsaq means “limping” in Turkish—borrowed by Arabic speakers to describe this odd-signature rhythm; can be found in regional Arabic music

Samai’i Aqsaq may be employed as a middle-section piece in a belly dance routine, and used as part of a drum solo

Samai'i-Aqsaq_
basic90

Samai'i-Aqsaq_
basic120

Samai'i-Aqsaq_
complex90

Samai'i-Aqsaq_
complex120

More rhythms continued here!   Page 4…

More rhythms continued here!   Page 4…

Mastering Belly Dance Rhythms MBDR Video 1 Available NOW!

DVD—

35 Rhythms!

2½ Hours!