Tutting 101: DVD & Download
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Yo my peoples where you at, Otis Funkmeyer here! Tutting 101 is the video I always wish I had when I wanted to learn tutting. That’s probably not surprising, considering I’m the one who made it. The first tutting video I ever had was Mr. Wiggles Tut Sessions and I was always kind of let down in that video–no offense to Wiggles. It had like a minor tut routine and all that but it didn’t really GET ME TUTTING. I kind of liked tutting after that and kind of always wished I could do it a little bit but I never really got over the hump.
Well, fast forward 10 years and now there’s finger tutting, boxes, classic tuts, turf tuts, it just goes on and on. I kind of looked at all of those things and thought to myself–how would I actually START tutting if I were just starting. Like… cool… I see all of these tuts and everything but how do *I* actually do it. And as the story goes, Tutting 101 was born.
The most important thing when you learn tuts is the CONCEPTS. Tutting is one of the most conceptual dances in existence. Once you get the basic mechanics down and are able to get your hands and arms and shoulders in the proper positions, all tutting involves is coming up with new concepts as to how to move between the positions, or coming up with entirely new positions (angles) altogether.
So I figured, let’s start with the concepts. There are really only a few basic concepts: pivoting, sliding, pushing, textures, etc. Once you UNDERSTAND these concepts, you can watch other dances and see the concepts they are playing with and flip what they’re doing and come up with an idea of your own. That way, you get to start simple and build on the basics until you are eventually a tutting monster.
This video covers a whole lot of material and I like to think it’s a fun way to spend an hour, which happens to be the running length. It’s designed to be quick, so you can watch it over and over and really get the basics on lock.
As the salesmen say, you better cop it cuz it’s the hotness. I couldn’t have said it better myself.
- Introduction to Making Boxes in Tutting
- Tutting 101: DVD & Download
- Pivots & Slides in Outer Tutting
- Incorporating Finger Tuts into your Overall Dance
- Stair-Climbing Finger Tuts
- Incorporating Your Head into Your Finger Tuts
- 3D Finger Tut Pivots
- Finger Slides
- Advanced Finger Tutting Basics
- Finger Pivots
- An Introduction to Tutting