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"Zarafat" Rhythm (8-Video Training Series)

Learn this Rare, Trance-Inducing Middle Eastern Rhythm

ABOUT THE " ZARAFAT" RHYTHM

Zarafat is a traditional Arabic rhythm that is part of a suite of longer Arabic rhythms used in old-style poetry.

Zarafat is in a 13- beat time cycle.
The rhythm is taught in a 26-beat time cycle in this training, so the student can get a better understanding of the rests in the rhythm.

Long time cycles = Entrainment. Trance. Deep Groove


(screenshot from the training, learning part of the Zarafat rhythm)

WHO THIS TRAINING IS FOR?
This training is for BOTH beginner and intermediate level players!


WHAT KIND OF DRUMS ARE APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TRAINING?
Ideally, this training is for frame drums.
Yet, rhythm is rhythm..and you can enjoy this groove on ANY type of hand drum!


WHAT WILL I LEARN IN THIS TRAINING SERIES?

This training series includes 8 Instructional Videos!



Videos #1- #5 Include:

  • Teach the Basic Zarafat Rhythm, slow to faster tempos
  • Learn Introduction to some Middle Eastern Drum Strokes and Syllables
  • Learn how to use the Metronome to practice with! (important skillset!)
Video #6
  • Learn a Zarafat Variation (intermediate level)

Video #7

  • Homework
Video #8 - Graduation Groove(this is really cool)
  • Play along music video to “Longing,” a song featured on Marla’s debut album
"Longing" features the Zarafat rhythm, so students will be able to immediate apply what they just learned to real music!


HOW DO I VIEW THE VIDEOS?
You can watch videos on our Academy website OR you can download them to your computer.


FUN IS HAPPENING HERE, COME JOIN US!
Experience the magic of drumming here!
See you inside the training!

Love, Marla


PS.
ZARAFAT TRAINING BACKSTORY:

I originally recorded this training video as a PERCUSSIVE PERK for my "Rhythms of Tof Miriam" Debut CD Fundraising Campaign that ran in November/December 2019. (est. release date of my debut album is 3/27/20)

It was supposed to be one video training - but turned into a 8-Video training program. (oops!)

I decided to not only offer this to my Donors as a perk, BUT also, include it as one of my Frame Drum Academy programs!

This is a great training program, and I'd love for everyone to experience it, and that means YOU!


Your Instructor


Marla Leigh
Marla Leigh

Marla Leigh is a Grammy-nominated Percussionist and Flautist.
She is one of the few female frame drum specialists in the world.
She holds a BFA & MFA in Percussion, and has studied with the leading masters in Frame Drumming!

Marla is an internationally recognized educator and performer.
She carries the gift of being an inspiring and energetic educator, and soulful, charismatic performer.

As an educator for over 25 years, Marla is CEO of Frame Drum Academy Online, that currently has over 2500 students from all over the world!

Marla passionately believes that the power of music can help heal the world.
Her debut album and music video, Rhythms of Tof Miriam, will be released Spring 2020!

Marla's Training Includes:
  • Bachelor of Fine Art in Music from California Institute of the Arts
  • Master of Fine Art in Percussion from California Institute of the Arts
  • Percusison Teachers: John Bergamo, Glen Velez, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, Poovlar Srinivasaan, Alfred Ladzekpo, Kobla Ladzekpo, Randy Gloss and Layne Redmond.


Gratitude to Marla's Drum Teachers!
(From L to R: John Bergamo, Glen Velez, Pandit Swapan Chadhuri, Poovalur Srinivasaan, Randy Gloss, Layne Redmond)


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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