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    Default 5/8 dance styles?

    Do we have any ME dance styles in 5/8 rhythms?
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    That is a really good question... so I asked google.

    Evidently Solace did a song called Shoush in 5/8 Rhythm.

    Bellydance.one has an article on "20 Middle Eastern Dance Rhythms Simplified" that references Shoush.

    17. Shoush
    5/8 Rhythm
    1 2 3 1 2
    D tk tk D T

    D _ _ _ t _ k _ T _ _ _ D _ _ _ T _ _ _


    According to the book "Dynamic Belly Dance, The Joyful Journey of Dancemaking and Performing Paperback – May 4, 2007 by Ramona" (p.110) Greek and Turkish BD music does include a 5/8 rhythm.


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    Near East Dance On-line Text Book ©Natasya Katsikaris" says:

    5-beat 5/4 and 5/8 rhythms are rare. 5-beat rhythms appear in Turkish and Greek music, Moroccan Jajuka trance dances, East Indian music, and American Jazz. The related 10/8 rhythm is prevalent in Armenian music & line dances.

    There's a dancer, Debora Newberg, in Santa Fe New Mexico who teaches a workshop:
    4) Dancing with Odd Rhythms ~ Have fun dancing with Odd Rhythms! Main focus will be on Turkish 9/8 and 7/8, and we’ll also visit the Arabic 10/8 (Samai), the Armenian 10/8, Persian and Moroccan 6/8s and even 11/8 and 5/8!

    There is also someone named Tayyar Akdeniz who teaches music and does folk tours in Turkey who evidently does a workshop that covers 5/8 rhythms.



    So basically it looks like if you want to know about 5/8 rhythms in BD you should probably ask dancers or musicians who specialize in Greek and Turkish styles.

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    Thanks a lot, Ariadne! This was a lot more than I had even hoped for.

    I haven't even heard of shoush, but I do love odd rhythms.
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    For odd rhythms, you should come listen to my neighbor's car try to run when the temps fall below zero...

    Seriously, that is great information. Thanks, both of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanazel View Post
    For odd rhythms, you should come listen to my neighbor's car try to run when the temps fall below zero...

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    You're welcome Diamona.

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    The ever-useful maqamworld.com lists one 5/8 classical rhythm, thurayya - http://www.maqamworld.com/rhythms/mu....html#thurayya

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