Book: The Dancing Cymbalist
The Dancing Cymbalist: How to play music with finger cymbals & dance at the same time
by Jenna Woods
For anyone interested in Middle Eastern music and dance or sound for meditation and healing, this essential guide brings new energy to the subtle art of playing finger cymbals, and teaches artistry like never before.
Introducing the Noor Method of practice for music in motion, it offers dynamic in-depth instruction that takes full advantage of the rich variety of finger cymbals that are available today.
Seasoned with stories, inspiration, and practical wisdom from dervishes, professional musicians, and professional dancers, and abundantly illustrated with photographs and charts, this is an unprecedented resource.
– finger cymbal styles & sources
– techniques & variations
– consistent sound quality; improving timesense; learning rhythms
– finding & pushing your Edge
– practice for coordination & speed
– cymbal meditations
– trance unison
– solo & interactive improvisation
and much more.
CD: The Sound of One
The Sound of One: mystic cymbalism for meditation & healing
by Jenna Woods & Amina Salah
In this evocative journey of evolutionary finger cymbal music, Jenna and Amina weave different cymbal voices into a beautiful, spontaneous river of sound that resonates with subtle power.
Like a high-octave gong bath, this zill music is timeless, relaxing, and restorative. Recorded to create a feeling of immersion, it takes you deep into the moment, refreshing your spirit.