Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Strictly Dancing, Bertones Ballroom Orchestra|
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Not the best, but not all bad
(2 out of 5 stars)
"My spouse and I bought this CD to practice dancing the fox-trot. Only tracks 7-10 work for the "slow-slow, quick-quick" fox-trot. The CD sleeve also discusses the faster "one-step" fox-trot, which the majority of the CD is more suited for. People who are just learning fox-trot may find the songs with the faster tempos too difficult to dance to. Overall, though, it's an ok dance CD."
OK CD, but songs differ from those described
Dmitry Selivanov | 02/29/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The surprising thing about this CD is that the list of music included (same list here on Amazon.com and in the packaging) does not correspond to the music on the CD. I do not know all the pieces listed, but there are 14 items instead of 11. For certain, none of the following appear: Tie a Yellow Ribbon, Mack the Knife, It's Delovely. There is a catchy little number at #13 which seems to be related to the bumblebee tuna advertsing jingle."
I just love the music and the CD.
Dmitry Selivanov | Austin, Tx United States | 03/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this CD and just love the music, the fact it has different tempos and each piece has identification mpm (measurement per minute). I may not be able to dance the last two pieces yet (40 and 43 mpm) (BTW, my CD got 11 tracks), but I was able to fit Slow-slow-quick-quick as well as other Fox-Trot figures into all pieces thru 9.I have to admit that when I put the CD in for the first time I did not like it. I like it on the second run when I paid attention to the mpm and was practicing the dance.I have to note this CD does not have songs, but music pieces, which are excellent for dancing and dancing practice. If you like songs and do not like just music, you probably will not like the CD, but this is a question of personal preference. The fact that they put mpm is very good for the beginner dancers with bad musical ear (I have to admit). This way for example when I put my CD in for the first time, the piece number 6 (26 mpm) seemed for me much quicker then number 7 (35 mpm). However when I saw the mpms, I realize that I just missed (did not hear) the base. As soon as my ear got the base - I got the right rhythm. So this CD also is very good for training the ear.
The pieces are from 23 mpm thru 43 (last two are 40 and 43)Resume: Depends on your goals, expectations and dance proficiency - I believe that this CD is a perfect choice, especially for the offered price.Enjoy!"