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Ideas for Ice Skating Music #2: Quidam

Ideas for Ice Skating Music #2: Quidam


Ideas for Ice Skating Music #2:
Quidam by Cirque du Soleil A music edit by the Skating Music Guy,
to give you ideas for your next skating program. #2 in a monthly series. The bursts of noise
are to deter illegal downloading. I edited this
but the original music is not mine, no claim of ownership
is made or intended, and if you like it you should
go and download it legally. This month’s program
is for #TeamTSMG’s Viivi, who was ranked in the top 20
junior skaters in Finland throughout last season and is moving up
to the SM-seniorit class this year. Viivi is a very dramatic skater
but she also has a crazy side, and her 2016/2017 free programme
shows that to good effect. It’s a very complex piece
with 13 separate edits, complete with a “mashup”
(which I’m rather proud of) to take us into the Yma Sumac
mambo number at the end. I’ve been trying to get someone
to skate to Yma Sumac for ages, so predictably I think this routine
is just the coolest thing ever. One thing I love about
working with more advanced skaters is that they know
exactly what they want. Viivi wanted some parts to be longer,
some shorter, even certain vocal parts
to be louder in the mix. I can edit the music
just the way she wants it, so that she can take it
and make something amazing with it. Her brief was “make it weird”,
which I am more than happy to do! You’re welcome to copy my transitions
and ideas to use in your own program, whether it’s for figure skating,
ice dance, cheerleading, cheerdance, synchronized swimming
or rhythmic gymnastics. If you do,
I’d love to see the results! Send me a video of your performance
and I’ll feature it on Facebook and Twitter. If you want to make use
of my time and skills (for example if you want to use
one of my programs as is) you’ll have to pay for them, but my flat rate for a program like this
is only 50€ ($60) so it won’t break the bank! With a club discount
it can be as little as 30€. Get in touch!
info [at] theskatingmusicguy.com

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