Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Zills. Sick of them yet? I sure am.

Day 263 of practice.

It's going to be all zills all the time around here. I can't stand how bad I am with them. I think maybe I should put on my zill mufflers so at least my bad playing will be less offensive.

I am getting marginally better at playing rhythms while doing basic tribal moves, which is to say that I succeed occasionally instead of never! Still pretty ugly though. I think I don't really have a good natural sense of rhythm, which is born out by the fact that I also sometimes have a hard time finding the "1" in a 4-beat song.

But whatever. Dancing is what I love to do, and if I have to zill, too, then that's what I gotta do.


  1. Practice, practice, and more practice. It's the only way. You may not ever be a killer ziller, but at least you can get yourself to a place where you feel comfortable playing them.

  2. Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'll never be one of those dancers who can improv with zills and beautifully accent the songs, but I would like to feel comfortable leading the Anaya Tribal moves with zills... and maybe someday even zilling in my solos, if it seems appropriate.


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