Welcome to "Sufi Dance Guitar in Open G Tuning for Dummies," a simple, quick-and free-internet video course!
Anyone can learn the mechanics of playing a guitar in OPEN G tuning by starting at the beginning of this course, with the Right Hand Strumming videos on our site. Most likely it will take between 10 minutes and one hour to learn. We show you how to switch a guitar’s tuning from the standard tuning to our Open G tuning (GGDGGD) traditionally used for the Dances. After that you might need to spend time playing and practicing what you learned in order to become proficient. Then, you will probably want to move on through the next steps in this series.
Often folks are intimidated by the idea of playing guitar to support the Sufi Dances. This quickie course "for Dummies," meaning beginners, is designed to quickly dispel such concerns. Many folks have mastered the basics in as little as 10 minutes, and gone on to easily learn more and more, grow as musicians, and joyously play for the Dances for many years.
We strongly recommend that a student begin with a deep, selfless desire to support the spirit of peace that is invoked in the Sufi Dance circles. We suggest you take time to contemplate or pray, and ask whether this service is for you... but do not let the mechanics scare you off, for very soon you will look back and realize they are child's play!
Two things are essential to your ultimate success:
1) The love of the Peace Dancing community's meditations in movement
2) The desire to serve these Dances by providing simple sound and rhythm
Simply start where you are, and in no time at all you will find yourself helping to spread deep, wide-reaching peace. Feel free to email us at email@example.com with questions.
If you find you have no one available to coach you personally, you may write us to inquire about coaching via Skype video conference. A recommendation from your local Dance leader is required. Fall in love with selfless service and life becomes a celebration.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org For more resources click here PRACTICE WITH OUR VIDEO LESSONS IN THIS ORDER: 1st. RIGHT HAND videos. 2nd LEFT HAND videos. The diagrams and manuals are only for additional help. Some students find it helpful to film one introductory lesson with a local guitar instructor on flat-picking in open G before starting the course, Send them our web site.