Music plays such an important role in all types of dance. The right music can help make a belly dance performance the best. Different instruments can combine to make a perfect beat that allows the dancer to move and feel the music. The music type should give the feeling of oneness between the song and the dancer.
Belly Dancing Routine Music
To become a good belly dancer you must learn to express the different rhythms and melodies of the music. The best music to dance to, will have several changes in the music that allows you to express different qualities of the dance. A solo dance can last about eight minutes and normally follows a pattern. The beginning of the music is normally medium to fast paced that allows for a good entrance to the dance. The next portion should be a slower rhythm, with a long sensuous section. Then the pace gets faster with a rhythmic drum section. The exit of the dance is set to a fast paced and energetic beat. This music can be taped or live.
Belly Dancing at Home
If you are starting to learn belly dancing at home, you might chose what ever music you feel comfortable dancing to. Pick something you enjoy so you will want to get up and dance. If you want to learn a traditional or ethnic style of the dance, then use music that goes specifically with that style. Each style of dance has its own musical rhythm to dance to.
Tribal Belly Dance Music
Tribal belly dancing music contains a wide range of sounds. There are normally a lot of percussion instruments used. The orchestra type music consists of violins, accordions, frame drums, finger cymbals and flutes. Many tribal dancers like to dance to folk songs. Songs with a steady beat is better then one with frequent rhythm shifts.
Performance Belly Dance Music
There are many restaurants or lounges that have belly dancing performances. These are usually danced to music from different nationalities including Turkish, Greek, Arabic, Armenian and more. They may also dance to some more modern electronic dance music. Folk songs and Egyptian classics are also used.