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Mastering
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Rhythms DVD

Mastering Belly Dance Rhythms

Near- and Mid-East Rhythms
Used in Belly Dance,
page 6

RHYTHM

TIME
SIG

TYPICAL
BPM

SOURCE

USE

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GROUP XI

NON-ETHNIC SPECIALTY RHYTHMS

Rhumba
(also spelled Rumba)

4/4

60-100 bpm

The Rhumba is found on most Westernized belly dance CDs, as the Rhumba, per se, is not a Middle-Eastern rhythm; it is most likely a Latin rhythm co-opted for American Cabaret belly dance

The Rhumba is most appropriate for veil work in a Cabaret performance

Rhumba_basic60

Rhumba_basic100

Rhumba_Darieh_
basic100

Bolero
(Ravelian version)

3/4

40-60 bpm

The original 3/4 Bolero as written by Maurice Ravel originates in Spain; some Western-produced belly dance CDs may contain a Bolero, of either the 4/4 or 3/4 variety

Boleros are usually played in ascending tempo from medium-slow to medium-fast, with increasing volume or cresendo; it is suitable for veil work

Bolero-Ravelian_
basic40

Bolero-Ravelian_
basic60

Bolero-Ravelian_
complex40

Bolero-Ravelian_
complex60

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