Charting Music
by Debbie Byrd
Most music is arranged in 16 beat phrases or 4 measures and 2 phrases or 32 counts usually makes one complete step.

Directions: Locate the Introduction, all choruses, all verses, and the ending. Draw your outline using 8's and large lines across where music changes occur. (Example is shown below)

Example Outline: Make Your Own Chart:

8 INTRODUCTION
8
______________
8 STEP 1
8
8
8
______________
8 STEP 2
8
8
8
______________
8 CHORUS
8
8
8
_____________

8 BREAK
8
______________
8 STEP 3
8
8
8
______________
8 STEP 4
8
8
8
______________
8 CHORUS - REPEAT
8
8
8
______________
8 ENDING
8
8
7
______________

Listen to the music over and over again, then you can begin to make a few notes on your music outline pertaining to specific steps, movements, and formations which you could incorporate into your choreography.

 
   

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