Song Spotlight: “Beer Barrel Polka”

Beer Barrel Polka Song Spotlight |

Mood: Giddy Themes: Drinking Beer, Dancing, Having Fun Tempo: Upbeat Genre/style: Polka Quick question: Which country does the “Beer Barrel Polka” come from? Answer: Czechoslovakia. You’ll be forgiven, though, if you thought it came from somewhere else. The “Beer Barrel Polka” is the first polka song I ever learned, and it’s the most familiar polka among…

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7 Tips for Choosing Music to Support Movement/Exercise

If you read my last post, you now know why music is such a great support for movement and exercise. Now here are some tips for how to choose the best music for movement and exercise. I’ll address two facets of movement to music: rhythmic and expressive. These aren’t really two opposite ideas; they are…

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