Project Band Drills 2018

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Lessons
01:05:17
Project Band 2018 – Lesson 1
Drills Class 0:00 Warm-up 6:40 Ribcage drills 15:12 Hip drills – section 1 32:15 Undulation drills 38:12 Hip drills – section 2 49:33 Shimmy ...
01:00:21
Project Band 2018 – Lesson 2
57:13
Project Band 2018 – Lesson 3
Project Band 2018 – Lesson 4
57:21
Project Band 2018 – Lesson 5
53:36
Project Band 2018 – Lesson 6
58:35
Project Band 2018 – Lesson 7
54:32
Project Band 2018 – Lesson 8 – Part 1
34:42
Project Band 2018 – Lesson 8 – Part 2
01:01:56
Project Band 2018 – Lesson 9
37:25
Project Band 2018 – Lesson 10
01:30:05
Project Band Drills 2018 – Lesson 11
00:00 Drills Class 51:50 Growing your dance through the music - using Mack the Knife!
Exercises
31:18
Project Band Exercise - 24 Characteristics to Consider in your Drum Solo
See Project Band 2019 description for rundown
15:17
Project Band Exercise – Improv to Speech
40:38
Project Band Exercise – Anticipating What Comes Next in the Music
28:40
Project Band Exercise – Think! Don't think!
41:10
Project Band Exercise – Using Movement Characteristics as Links (Part 1)
40:15
Project Band Exercise – Using Movement Chracteristics as Links (Part 2)
Project Band Exercise – Movement Characteristics - Linking Exercise
27:21
Project Band Exercise – Using Movement Characteristics as Links (Part 3 - FINAL)
34:09
Project Band Exercise – Molasses Revisited
00:00 Overview of Exercise 03:22 Arm Exercise 18:52 Drum Pattern Exercise
Workshops
01:29:29
Project Band Workshop – Michael Ibrahim - Intro to Music Structure, Ornamentation, Improvisation
01:24:34
Project Band Workshop – Michael Ibrahim, Conductor of National Arab Orchestra
See Project Band 2019 description for specific topics
41:31
Project Band Workshop – Mony Mony Map
51:14
Project Band Workshop – Sarmad and Shadia
33:31
Project Band Workshop – Traveling Steps and Arm Options
24:48
Project Band Workshop – Drills Workshop 20181004

About This Class

Our weekly Project Band drills classes are an important part of this program to provide students the foundational techniques and experience to become better belly dancers through the use of live Arabic and Middle Eastern music.

Project Band Exercise - 24 Characteristics to Consider in your Drum Solo

  • 0:00 Exercise Explained and Prepared
  • 4:12 1-shoulder rolls/snake arms
  • 5:14 2-no rules/just have fun
  • 5:30 3-understated interpretation
  • 5:47 4-look anywhere but forward
  • 7:05 5-throw hair around
  • 8:18 6-keep a hip shimmy going
  • 9:21 7-miss the major accents
  • 11:20 8-attack the music
  • 13:03 9-level changes
  • 13:33 10-use spins (diff speeds)
  • 14:01 11-rib and hip boxes
  • 15:00 12-travel only at diagonal
  • 15:23 13-make eye contact for 8 cts at a time
  • 15:55 14-use forward fig 8s
  • 16:54 15-use kicks
  • 17:26 16-something on floor
  • 19:23 17-upper body
  • 21:10 18-arms anywhere but the side
  • 22:23 19-only use arms when in staying in place
  • 26:28 20-use anything but hips
  • 27:29 21-use hands and wrists
  • 28:16 22-stay off of the vertical
  • 28:33 23-only move one arm at a time
  • 29:50 24-suspend thru first 2 counts of patterns
  • 30:40 Final chatter


Project Band Workshop with Michael Ibrahim, Conductor of National Arab Orchestra

  • 00:00 Class Overview
  • 03:12 Breaking down a piece of music - "Sawah"
  • 39:55 Maqam/Modulation Discussion
  • 44:29 Karen's Interjection to relate to other PB chats
  • 49:24 Simple forms vs. Complex forms
  • 55:00 Improvisation
  • 1:04:14 A Samai to demonstrate
  • 1:15:59 A Chance to Dance and Follow