Bill Roach has had students request Christian music for his playlists, and Jennifer Sage has had instructors who have requested Christian music suggestions for ICA. Have you had these requests from your students? What have you done? Bill gives you some ideas for how to approach this kind of request, with input from Jennifer Sage, Gene Nacey and Tom Scotto. We provide you with some song suggestions from this genre, and welcome all of your own. Please give us your input on this potentially touchy subject!
Funky guitar and a sampled Jackson 5 track make for a funky and fun power climb
Renee asked about teaching jumps properly. Jumps can be controversial; some programs obviously love them and they are a big part of their program, and others list them as part of contraindicated moves. If you must teach jumps, I give you 3 things you must never do when coaching jumps, and 4 ways to choose how to present them to your students.
A different genre than you’re used to from me this week, but I make it worth your while. A fantastic track that can be used as a climb or a hard flat, it’s one you don’t want to miss!
This is part of a review I found for this group:
Q: What do you get when you distill organic Goa trance, dub, bewitching breakbeats, smooth downtempo funk, psychedelic guitar wizardry and celestial trip-hop into a pure crystal goblet?
A: This tantalizingly eclectic group! And this song makes a perfect song for any flat road at 89 rpm.
Shirin arrived to the studio and started getting ready for the 90-minute class, as students were beginning to file in. She turns on the stereo, and….nothing. No sound. No music. No mic. They did everything they could to try to figure it out. To no avail. Class was about to start and Shirin had to make a decision. What followed was a momentous experience that all of her students will remember for a long time. You want to hear about this, you might get some pointers on engaging your students when faced with an obstacle!
Today’s Timeless Classic is a percussion forward song that is a quintessential Interval song.