Imagine you get to drive a Ferrari... 30 kms an hour. Gag, right? Or how about a farm tractor with a seeder on the back, as fast as it will go on the autobahn? Either situation sounds awful, right? It's a matter of each vehicle having an essential value and sweet spot that they're intended for and using them in other ways just makes no sense and doesn't work well; music is no different.
Each of the music types that are commonly used in ballet class...
Yes! Yes! and YES!!!
You NEED to know what they are so you can be clear to your musicians, your dancers and yourself when you're marking! Your total awareness and ability to express these music qualities will take your teaching to a WHOLE new level!
This is the speed of music you need. When...
I dare you to sing this.. to the Copacabana melody!
The word is Tempo, Tempo Rubato,
with holding one note extra long and making up the time after,
It is a technique, for being sassy,
Robbing time from measure 4 to hold out measure 3 longer
Across music today, Whether work or play,
Whether dancing or playing music,
Who could ask for more?
Did you do it? Did you actually sing?! I hope so! I had some good fun making it up!
So, in all seriousness, tempo rubato is totally awesome and...
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