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Rhythms DVD

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Zills
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Maksoum (4/4)

Baladi (4/4)

Ayoub (2/4)

African Ayoub (2/4)

Fellahi (2/4)

Karachi (2/4)

Khaligi (2/4)

Sa'idi (4/4)

Masmoudi (8/4)

Iraqi (Chobiyah) (8/4)

5 and... (Bambi) (8/4)

Vals (3/4)

Yurok Daraj (6/8)

Dur Hindi (7/8)

Samai’i Aqsaq (Arabic 9/8)

Karshlamá (Turkish 9/8)

Samai’i Tawashii (10/8)

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The FOUNDATION PATTERNS

These patterns are the basic patterns at the root of all the other zill patterns. Master these, and you can play any pattern!

TIME
SIG

DESCRIPTION

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4/4

Gallop: played as a sequence of triples (wherein there are 3 zill-strikes per beat in a four-beat measure).

2/4

Alternating: a sequence of fast zill-beats played on alternating hands.

4/4

Hajah: 5 zill-beats played in a 4-beat measure.

CREATIVE PATTERNS

These patterns are created from combining the basic patterns above in a specific repeating sequence. Try making up a few of your own!

TIME
SIG

DESCRIPTION

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4/4

Pattern 1: gallop and alternating, 3-3-7

4/4

Pattern 2: gallop and baladi, 3-3-3-3  2  2-3-1-3

4/4

Pattern 3: gallop, alternating, baladi, 3-3-7  2  2-3-1-3

4/4

Pattern 4: fast syncopated gallop sets, 3--3 3-3-3

4/4

Pattern 5: alternating and fast gallop,
sometimes called a Fellahi rhythm, 4-3-3

4/4

Pattern 6: fast rolling gallop and alternating—
total improvisation

STANDARD RHYTHMS

TIME
SIG

DESCRIPTION

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4/4

Baladi

4/4

Sa’idi

2/4

Ayuob

8/4

Masmoudi

8/4

Masmoudi, variation

3/4

Vals

6/8

Yurok Daraj (Arabic 6/8)

7/8

Yurok Daraj, variation

7/8

Dur (Dawr) Hindi

7/8

Dur (Dawr) Hindi, variation

9/8

Karshlama (Turkish) or Samai Aqsaq (Arabic)

10/8

Samai’i Tawashii

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