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Re: Modern Ballroom Music Source
Posted by bmaniaci
9/27/2012  6:46:00 PM
Thank you, I will check them out.
Re: Modern Ballroom Music Source
Posted by rgswoohoo
10/11/2012  11:06:00 PM
more suggestions:

Dark Fire - Strunz & Farah (Rumba)
Tango de Besame - Benise (Argentine Tango)
Give it to Me Right - Melonie Fiona (Rumba)
Let's Stay Together - Michelle Williams (Rumba)
Here I Am (Come and Take Me) - Seal (West Coast)
G Walkin' - Kenny G (West Coast)
Out Of Time - Danny Wilde (West Coast, Rumba)
Crazy - Gnarles Barkley (West Coast)
Spanish Nights - Kenny G (Rumba)
Wicked Game - Chris Isaak (Rumba)
Remember Me - Marc Anthony (Bolero)
When I See You - El Debarge (Rumba)
How Can You Love Me - El Debarge (Rumba)
Re: Modern Ballroom Music Source
Posted by iskahsingh
10/18/2012  5:20:00 AM
Fell in love with Jamie Foxx's 'Fly Love" for Rumba! I hope you all enjoy it as well.

Thank you for this series of postings. It has been really helpful in adding variety to my playlists.
Re: Modern Ballroom Music Source
Posted by turbo2288
1/23/2014  12:17:00 PM
RE:rgswoohoo post
How do you dance rumba to a song like Spanish Nights - Kenny G??
It's like 124 beats per minutes. sorry
Re: Modern Ballroom Music Source
Posted by ClumsyFellow
1/24/2014  9:16:00 AM
According to the NDCA

American Rumba is danced 128-144bpm

Re: Modern Ballroom Music Source
Posted by 10-Dance
5/8/2017  9:53:00 PM
Please Correct me If I/m Wrong. Ballroom Music Is refered To As In Bars Per Minute
B.P.M. American Rumba Is @ 32-34 B.P.M. Hope This Helps.
Re: Modern Ballroom Music Source
Posted by bmaniaci
9/27/2012  6:45:00 PM
You know, learning this wasn't the easiest thing to be honest. Its hard to explain how to do, we teach it in our class on occasion and the best way to do it is practice counting. When I was listening to a song while I was still learning I used trial and error a lot. I would tap out the beats I was hearing and plug in the dances I know. Cha cha is, in my own opinion, the easiest to spot in modern music. 1,2,3&4 is very common in music today. For rumba I listened for "quick, quick, sloooowwww". With time it becomes second nature. Also I used the classic musics to learn the beats, for instance when I wanted to learn to spot quickstep, I sat and listened to classical quicksteps for a while, till I knew what to look for. Finally I have a few sites that I used to help learn some of the basics, Ill post them for you. It's not so much a formula, its partly an art form to be able to pick the dances that can be done to a song out. Several will actually be more than one dance. Basically, to learn to do this will take several steps and a fair amount of effort, but it is well worth learning to do. :) Hope I helped.

Re: Modern Ballroom Music Source
Posted by terence2
1/16/2017  5:27:00 AM
the timing you quoted is A Guajira .

This style of music is often confused with Cha cha. Most Guajiras have a sub dominant 2.3. 4 and 1.

For those confused with Rumba tempos, one need to understand origins .

The "mother " of Cuban rumba, is the Danzon ( a square format ).. From this concept came ;

Bolero, Mambo, Cha cha , Salsa, Guaracha, Guajira and Intern. style Rumba .

Tempo, normally dictates style, and yet , ALL have the same root. They are ALL Clave based rhythms ..
Re: Modern Ballroom Music Source
Posted by karatdansur
9/28/2012  12:30:00 PM
Thank you for the listing and hope to contribute at some point! I have several playlists that we use and I am now continually adding playlists every other week! I can usually hear multiple dances for some songs and I'll transistion from time to time but I honestly beleive it depends on what the leader hears and can communicate effectively through his frame.
Re: Modern Ballroom Music Source
Posted by Timenroom
10/18/2012  2:11:00 PM
I really like your blog. However, you do not state which rumbas are American or International style tempo. I was hoping not to have to listen to each individually to figure out which would suit my needs. Otherwise, GREAT blog!! Thanks so much for doing this!!

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