So here is post #1: zils. I've explained it a few ways while my students furrow their brows. It's so tempting to play WITH the music, and not fill in the spaces between beats. Had to check real resources to make sure I wasn't talking smack through my suggestions. I wasn't, thankfully (see the Gallop section):
I'm looking forward to sharing drills, costume inspirations, rants and raves...stay tuned!