Sunday, February 12, 2006
And endless stream of drumming
Mkay...so I listened to an hour of arabic music performed by miscellaneous artists. It was difficult to tell when one song ended and another started unless the tempo changed drastically. 'Cause to just listen to it without really knowing Middle Eastern music style and structure and form it's just one continuous blend of the same instruments - drums playing in complex rythmic patterns that are usually the same throughout each piece, bell chimey like instrument..probably Zils..(the little finger cymbols bellydancers use)...and some weird sounding wind insturment of some sort..like a mix between recorder and kazoo. All in all, when fast track came on it was quite exhilarating cause good drum beats just make people wanna dance.