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phoenix13
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« on: June 09, 2013, 08:03:54 AM »

I started to post this under salsa, but it really does fit a broader category than that.  This guy, Don Baarns, is a musician/music teacher who has a very cool series of videos on youtube and a nice blog (all free of charge) that break down music and culture of social dance.   Lots of information!!

I bought his ebook, but haven't read it yet,so I can't comment on its quality.

But ... he's definitely worth checking out,IMHO.  Heck.  Subscribe to his youtube channel. It's free.Smiley


http://www.unlikelysalsero.com/
https://www.facebook.com/UnlikelySalsero


Here's an example of one of his educational videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4WhdmqsNP8
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2013, 08:32:44 AM »

can one teach musicality?  perhaps there are two parts to it (as in most things) - a technical one 'move your arm gently here' and an inate one - your arm moves because that feels like the thing to do.

in my book only the latter of those two is realy 'musicallity'.  But obviously others differ on that opinion...
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2013, 08:41:18 AM »

From the videos I've watched (He has hundreds, so I haven't had a chance to watch them all)   his goal is to teach people how to hear less-than-obvious elements of music, so that they can incorporate those things into their dance. I haven't seen any of his videos that address any particular physical movement.  He is, IMO, trying to teach dancers how to hear music.
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2013, 03:28:58 PM »

I found his intro video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m205GdmL6pE

He says his goal is to help their dancing reflect the music as if they were musicians in the band.  According to him, musicality is "where your movement vocabulary intersects with the structure of the music."

What do you think?
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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2013, 06:03:38 PM »

he has a great message - have to set by some time to review....
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2013, 10:07:24 AM »

Yes he does.  I'm watching my way through the videos.  It's good stuff that I think can apply to lots of types of dance, not just salsa.
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