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The M.O.B. Mentality…

The M.O.B. Mentality… By Adrian Cavlan Well, you just say the words “Mother Of The Bride” to some wedding pros and they get a little shiver. Maybe they have dealt with someone in the past who has been difficult or perhaps heard some stories of things that got a little testy, but really, let’s be…

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Gothic Halloween!!!

By Adrian Cavlan Halloween music? Yeah – the Monster Mash, Bark At The Moon, Thriller, Don’t Fear The Reaper… the classics! That’s all fun, but what if you want to go next level? REALLY SCARY music that you could terrorize the neighborhood with? Well, there’s LOTS of it out there. Some so gnarly that we…

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Have You Heard This Version Of The Song?

By Raffi Nalvarian “I’ve Never Heard This Version” is a very common comment I get when I’m performing at events. Why? Because I’m playing cool cover versions of songs! Some music snobs hate the thought of bands doing covers but this ritual has gone on for over 75 years. Are there really bad covers? ABSOLUTELY!!…

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The World Of Latin Music – Reggaeton It Is!

Reggaeton is Puerto Rico’s horse in this race, and since its inception in the early 1990s, it has surged to a huge lead! It has broken down many musical barriers and has resulted in a collaboration leading to the #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at the time of this writing, Despacito by…

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Salsa! The Music! The Blog!

By Adrian Cavlan Salsa is actually a relatively recent American form of Latin dance music, emerging from the traditions of Cuban (heavily leaning on Son) and Puerto Rican music mixed at turns with a little bit of American Jazz, Rock, R&B and Funk: how’s THAT for a music salad? Oh, but what a salad it…

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The Fun Sounds Of Merengue!

This week we’re going to listen and learn about the world of Merengue! Merengue is one of the most infectious and fun styles of music in the world. You don’t have to know a darned thing about anything – you will be simply swept up in its intoxicating rhythm and be moving and jumping before…

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SIM Latin Music Banda Style Pt. III

By Adrian Cavlan Here’s a little look at the world of the Latin music genre known as Banda! Banda is more about a specific type of instrumentation than a specific style. That is to say, all Banda music is performed by a large (usually 10-20 players) ensemble made up mainly of wind instruments (i.e. trumpets,…

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Latin Music Lesson Part II – Cumbia & Norteño

This week Adrian will give some more insight on Latin music.  This week he looks at Cumbia & Norteño. Cumbia originated in Colombia but has been widely adopted and loved throughout the Latin music world. Its elements are found in both Samba and Salsa music. The dance steps are in a circular pattern and like…

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Let’s learn about Latin Music!

By Adrian Cavlan Música latina! It’s so huge and so awesome!! I am a big fan, and so are hundreds upon hundreds of millions of others across the world. Here at Sound In Motion, we get serviced with the top radio hit songs across multiple Latin genres every two weeks, so if it’s popular and…

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