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#24: Potato chips, Sneezes and Tangy Tangos

Jun 23, 2020

Similarities Between Music within a Metered Family

Have you ever considered the differences and similarities between different music styles? For example, the 4/4 and the 2/4 are both part of the duple meter family, meaning you, as a dance teacher, can count both of them by simply saying 1 & 2 & along with the music; they are divisible by 2. 

Another similarity is the 3/4 adagio and 6/8 adagio, they are both slow triple meter music, meaning you, as a dance  teacher, count them the same,...

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#19: Thai Food, Chopin and Mazurkas.. Say what?!

Apr 02, 2020

Thai food and the Mazurka.. say what?

A mazurka is an interesting thing..it's full of flavour and excitement. It hits lively and quick but zips away before you can settle down with it. It's like the hit of spice in Thai food.. smacks you, it's zippy, but it's so freakin' good that you just keep wanting more!

We're in the depths of Covid-19 and I am getting tired of my own cooking.. can you tell? lol. I'd LOVE a good serving of Thai green curry with chicken, and cashews.. sigh. Ah well, back to the...

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#16: My mind was blown! (How have I never stumbled upon this before??!)

Feb 25, 2020
 

I had an epiphany recently.. I was playing a class for a teacher who asked me for a mazurka. They then proceeded to mark and count a 3 with the lilt of a mazurka, but on every beat.. like a polka mazurka.. plus a little slower, like a polka mazurka.. THEN, as I was playing the perfect piece of music for the exercise, a polka mazurka, I was struck by sections within it that had groupings of 3 eighth notes (a triplet) on a beat and my mind exploded.. not literally, but almost! 

Mazurka: Quicker,...

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