Rhythm is The Cure (eBook + Online Video)
Southern Italian Tambourine
21463MEB
This book with online video (111 min.) will introduce the reader to the tambourine and folk dance tradition of Southern Italy, the Tarantella. Students will learn the techniques of Tarantella tambourine playing as well as the history of this ancient tradition. This book reflects 25 years of field research and performance by the author, Alessandra Belloni.
Product Number:
21463MEB
Format:
eBook + Online Video
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Pages:
112
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6191-1517-4
ISBN13:
978-16191-1517-0
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
7/24/2015
This book with online video (111 min.) will introduce the reader to the tambourine and folk dance tradition of Southern Italy, the Tarantella. Students will learn the techniques of Tarantella tambourine playing as well as the history of this ancient tradition. This book reflects 25 years of field research and performance by the author, Alessandra Belloni.
Rhythm is the Cure

Acknowlegements ..........................................................................3
Chapter 1
Historical Background ...................................................................6
Discovering Southern Italian Folk Music and Dance Tradition............................9
Singing style ..................................................................................11
The dance .............................................................................12
The Tammorriata Festival .............................................................13
Observations ...................................................................................14
Chapter 2
Tammorriata Lesson................................................16
Playing Technique ...................................................................16
First Pattern ......................................................................17
Second Pattern....................................................................18
Third Pattern ................................................................18
The Bounce Improvisation ...............................................20
Fourth Pattern ......................................................21
Fifth Pattern...............................................................22
Tammorriata Notation .....................................................................23
Chant of the Black Madonna and Tammorriata .............................................24
Leva Leva Notation.............................................................26
Chapter 3
Pizzica Tarantata................................................................................28
History and Background on the Tarantella ............................................29
Tarantella Trance Ritual .......................................................................30
Journey to the Tambourine Festival ...........................................31
The Night of the Pizzica .......................................................................33
Ten Years Later ................................................................................35
Chapter ...........................36
The Drum ...................................................................36
Playing Technique .........................................................36
Pizzica Tarantata Style Lesson ..............................................38
Pizzicarella notation .........................................................41
Pizzicarella notation ........................................................42
Tarantella (Pizzica Style) notation ...........................................43
Tarantella del 1600 notation ..............................................44
Performance technique ....................................................45
Singing and playing ......................................................45
Chapter 5
The Tarantella di San Rocco ...........................................47
The Feast of San Rocco ...................................................48
Journey to Calabria .....................................................48
Chapter 6
Tarantella Calabrese - San Rocco ..............................................54
Tarantella Ritmo di San Rocco notation........................................58
Chapter 7
Montemarano and the Tarantella alla Montemaranese .......................60
Going to Montemarano .................................................61
Meeting Giovannina ..................................................62
My Initiation to Carnival in Montemarano...............................63
The Music, Melodies and Harmonies of the Montemaranese .......................65
Tarantella Di Montemarano notation .................................66
The Dance ...........................................................67
Chapter 8
Tarantella alla Montemaranese Technique and Lessons......................70
Tarantella Alla Montemaranese notation ...............................74
Chapter 9
Other Tambourine Styles and Techniques ....................................76
Tarantella Calabrese e Siciliana ...........................................79
Tarantella Calabrese E Siciliana notation .............................81
Chapter 10
Designing my Tambourines with Remo .........................82
Going to PASIC and meeting Remo ......................................82
Designing my signature series tambourine with Remo ..........................84
 
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