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  (01/16/2009 wh)

The melody gives us the feel of the music

When we dance, we dance to music. The beat, or rhythm keeps us on time but the melody gives us the feel of the music and sets the mood for dancing. We all have different preferences in music. But, all dancers need inspiring music for dancing. 

 

Being a dancer has made many of us more aware of the music that we like, listen and dance to. Not everything played on the radio is good music, but it wouldn't hurt to search around once in a while. There are a couple of AM stations with good non-mainstream music. Also both Norfolk State and Hampton University have FM radio stations that sometimes play good blues and jazz. (Great for swing) An excellent local FM station is WFOS, aired by the Chesapeake School System. They play all kinds of music and very little of it "mainstream". 

 

If your taste is Latin, listen to Roberto when he hosts Hispanic Sounds on WHOV 88.1 FM some Saturday mornings. Speaking of CDs, Roberto has some very good dance and listening music on is albums which are available on his web site www.robertoinc.com 

 

Every time you walk in a music store listen to the CDs they have out for a sample.  If you are a dancer, keep a pencil and pad handy to jot down the song and possibly artist. If you only hear some lyrics a search on GOOGLE will quickly produce the song you want. Before you know it you will have a real collection of your favorite dance songs. 

 

The real key to finding great dance music is to listen.

 

 

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