Hello dancin' peoples! I just have a quick question for you all.... how do you zaghreet, and have you ever tried to teach someone else how to do it?
Last Friday at the end of our class, one of my fellow dancers mentioned to me that she has admired my ability to produce the 'zaghreet' sound for ages now, and how disappointed she was in herself that she couldn't manage it. I fumbled out some explanation of what I did, but it wasn't very coherent, and I couldn't really explain how to do something I can do naturally without thinking about it.
Since then, I've thought about it more, and I'm still having trouble putting together a teaching vocabulary. The closest I can come to explaining the way I zaghreet is to make a high-pitched tone in the back of my throat (almost like singing a high 'A') while simultaneously vibrating the tip/front quarter of my tongue, like rolling an 'rrrrr' when speaking Spanish. (I usually end my zaghreet with a higher-pitched yip! noise, so I don't peter out like a falsetto Porky Pig!)
Does that description make sense to you? Is there a better way to put it? Is there an element I'm missing? Since I never really learned how to zaghreet, just kind of did it and it worked, I'm worried there's something I missed. Please help, I'm the only dancer in our troupe that can zaghreet, and I'd like to help those that want to learn.