Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Daf Workshop 2- by Pezhham Akhavass in Farsi & English Subtitle ورکشاپ دف پژهام اخواص به زبان فارسی

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I'll give you an exercise to make your tremolo start

and it helps you to play all the rhythms you have learnt so far with it

Consider, we have four main beats 1 2 3 4

We are going with four

then you can make it, five, three, six and so on

possible to change

you can change it to different numbers

If you have a creative mind you can go farther

eight, sixteen

We don't have the 16 in Persian Music

We work with four

Then we can change it to different numbers

Our rhythm is based on the tempo that we can play

What is the highest tempo that we are able to play

You can figure it out by practicing it, that how fast you can play right and left

For practicing we play such this

and everyone can play in this tempo

Ok What do I play?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

But I play on the first and the third beats

Remove three as well

We start with one and three

then we played 1 2 3 4

We change the number

Now 1 and 3

Now all of the 1 to 4

Crescendo and Decrescendo

Tom - Bak

We raise the level

You shouldn't play forte from beginning

How did we start?

If we play in this volume

it becomes an exercise that we are able to play for hours

on the second part of the fourth beat

We will play 4 forte strokes and then play 1 which is tom

1 - 2 - 3 - 4

what we have here will be added to the first and the third beats

Play one of each then play from piano to forte

This is going to be your exercise for playing tremolo

I use these two middle fingers to create tremolo

it is neither tom nor bak

For tom I close my fingers and for bak I play stronger

I am changing the places where I put the accent

accents are played with the right hand

then we play all of the beats

Our right hand would play the odd numbers such as 1- 3 -5 -7

Now even numbers (accents are played with the left hand)

1-2-3-4 / 1-2-3-4 / 1-2-3-4/ 1-TWO-3-4

What did we do?

we have an option to put an accent anywhere here

we put it on the second beat

But this second beat is occurred on the 4th main beat in the 4/4 meter

like this

this is the sign we use to show accent

I put it on the first beat of the first group and on the second beat of the last group

Now, we put accent on these beats

One-2-3-4 / 1-TWO-3-4 / 1-2-3-4 / 1-Two-3-4

let's play it a little bit faster

That is going to be your game

We keep the accent on the first beat

The second accent will be on the 4th beat on the main second beat

it becomes 1-2 3- FOUR

By changing the accent in this right-left pattern, we are able to create many patterns

it sounds like tremolo

you can hear the tremolo with rhythmic patterns

if we add the accent on the 4th beat

ONE -2-3-4 / 1-2-3-FOUR / 1-2-3-4 / 1-2-THREE-4

we want to get to the point to play different rhythms while we are playing tremolo

Now instead of eight notes we play sixteenth notes

Here is the beginning of tremolo

by changing the accents

you can create many possibilities

and practice them at home

Now we can play Hay Allah (4/4) with tremolo

One -2-3-4 / One -2- Three / One -2-3-4 / One-2-3-4

You easily can play Hay Allah with tremolo

if we decrease the tempo a little bit and play sixteen notes instead of eight notes, then it becomes tremolo

One 2-3-4-5-6-7-8 / One 2-3-4- Two-2-3-4 / One 2-3-4-5-6-7-8 / One 2-3-4-5-6-7-8

So, you should practice it with eight notes then sixteen notes

As we want to play tremolo longer, we have to play softer

Also how many variations of Hay Allah do we know?

It won't be boring if we play different kinds of dynamics

we play it softer but we put accents

We are going to add the previous lesson which has accents on the left hand with tremolo

We can play it after Hay Allah

One -2-3 / Four -5-6 / One -2-3 / Four -5-6 / One-2-3-4

6 plus 6 plus 4 equals ...

16 like 8

Now, how am I playing this?

we have accent on the first beat and the fourth beat

we also can say 1-2-3/ 1-2-3/ 1-2-3/ 1-2-3/ 1-2-1-2

just practice the accents on 1 and 4

Here is 6/8

who has not heard this song before?

the most important part of performing with music is to know the melody and music

to learn where to stop and where melody goes. Usually in folk music we have the repetition of the two or three melodies

it was 6/8

assume that you want to dance with it

It was great, good job

First, we learned the melody and it repeats two and three times

That is how we can practice

and imagine if you play it 100 times

you will learn the melody, just only one more tip

Daf will cover the music while we play it, and we may not hear the music very well

sometimes it happens to us on the stage

but we have to be so accurate about keeping tempo to control it

BTW rhythm is acting as a heart of the ensemble

we may change the tempo

they can follow us when we are performing live

but when we play with the recorded song

it is important to keep the tempo

sometimes we may not hear the music well

which we had this experience while we played and lost the beat when the singer starts

but I tried to keep the tempo

try to keep the tempo and memorize the melody and try to play with it

the next is the fast 2/4

We had the rhythm in the last session

I would mention a tip for rings

we bring the daf down when we play tom or bak

and on the way upward we play chap (left)

Lets practice it by shaking up and down

add tom

only tom

Tom - Left

This is the practice for playing ring,and you can play all patterns with it

another important tip is accent

when we put accent on Tom

on the Bak

on the Left

they are different

by changing the accent

we can play the same pattern with different accents

accent is very important in music

Any questions

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