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March, One Way or Another!

Sep 23, 2019

I was considering what topic to blog about and came upon the march.. it’s a music type that everyone uses, but doesn’t always know what it is.

To shed a little light on the topic, there are many kinds! Your standard 4/4 march will be my first mini glance. This march can have 2 different accents to it. One which could be the accent on the 1 (Think Of Star Wars march), OR, alternatively, the accent could be on the + (a favourite of mine for this accent is the song “Do You Hear the People...

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Which Music Do I Want? A Quick 3/4 or a 6/8?

Sep 19, 2019

First, I want to say a HUGE shout out to all of you who commented and liked my last blog post about counting music! Please keep commenting and asking questions afterwards as I am totally enjoy the conversations we’re having!! One ballet teacher I was chatting with, Paul Chambers, (a dancer from days past at the Alberta Ballet and now a teacher in the Alberta Ballet School) brought up a question that he’s always been a little confused by.. How do I know what I want when I want something...

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Why Can't I Count a 4?

Sep 17, 2019

Did you know that we all have a music meter rhythm that resonates with our very souls? There is a musical rhythm that you feel in your body and connects with your mind and, as a ballet/dance teacher, makes you feel at ease and comfortable to use when you teach. Considering we all have hearts that beat at a consistent tempo, you’d think that we would all gravitate to the duple (2/4, 4/4) time signature; however, strangely that is not the case! In truth, each person will feel a connection with...

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