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Spectator Skating Discussions / Re: Olympic music- why all the covers?
« Last post by FigureSpins on February 14, 2018, 12:48:05 PM »
I noticed that a lot of the songs had English lyrics, which surprised me. 
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Spectator Skating Discussions / Re: Olympic music- why all the covers?
« Last post by singerskates on February 14, 2018, 12:02:56 PM »
I know this is the first Olympic year that allows music with lyrics.  I've been noticing that a lot of the songs used are covers or less well known versions of songs.  Any idea why?  Is it just because they're less familiar and therefore unusual (and maybe not associated with some movie or commercial or something)?  Cheaper royalties?

Also, looks like the award for most used song may go to the various versions of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah".  No real objection but there seem to be a lot of them out there.
The reason many skaters would pick a cover version of a song instead of an original is the textured background music allows for more nuances allowing for more creativity in the second mark.

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Spectator Skating Discussions / Re: Olympic music- why all the covers?
« Last post by Meli on February 14, 2018, 10:40:52 AM »
I love Hallelujah, but agree that Cohen's version is not the most skatable.

Personally, I may try to get a cover when the original is sung by a male, and I'd prefer it be sung from a female perspective (which will also flip the pronouns in the lyrics). Depends on the song. I also may prefer a pop version over country, or vice versa.
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Spectator Skating Discussions / Re: Olympic music- why all the covers?
« Last post by FigureSpins on February 14, 2018, 09:42:22 AM »
Cover versions often have different tempo or emphasis on the lyrics.  I use them when there are objectionable lyrics in the original version.  For older songs, like Swing-era, even the remastered versions of the originals sound a little flat or jarring on the soundsystem, so re-recordings or covers give you the same/similar sound.  I heard a song on the remake (movie vs. anniversary remake) for Sound of Music that I just liked better - it was a little slower, the vocals were clearer and it had a slightly more "fun, fun, fun" feeling than the original.  My skating student agreed and so we're yodeling at the rink this Spring to Carrie Underwood, ROFLOL!
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Spectator Skating Discussions / Re: Olympic music- why all the covers?
« Last post by LunarSkater on February 14, 2018, 08:06:23 AM »
I’m currently skating to a cover and maybe my thought process is part of their reasons, too. I find the original version of my song to be a tad boring. I love the cover. Sometimes a different version ‘speaks’ to you better than any of the others out there.
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Spectator Skating Discussions / Re: Olympic music- why all the covers?
« Last post by sampaguita on February 14, 2018, 04:00:41 AM »
Some covers are just better for programs than others. Cohen's Hallelujah is not as skateable as later covers.
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Rink Roundups / Re: Skating in southern South Korea
« Last post by sampaguita on February 14, 2018, 03:55:33 AM »
@Loops: There aren't ANY adult skaters here at all! Figure skating is a minority sport where I am, despite Kim Yuna being a superstar here. Short-track speed skating is still where most kids enroll.

@FigureSpins: Actually, it should be around 40-50 minutes. My second lesson was around that long.

@Query: Yes!!! Expensive, but it's a once-in-a-lifetime event, I thought. At least I'll be saving on accommodations.


For the second lesson, the coach asked me to do some forward and backward edges, but small lobes due to space constraints. It seems she think my edges are too good for my spins haha.

But I can say I have made much progress on the one-foot spin! (Amazing really -- I never thought spins could be taught that way). My spin travels a lot, and I make only a few rotations, but now I'm working on crossing that leg. Coach wouldn't accept the standard one-foot spin -- she wants a real scratch spin!
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Spectator Skating Discussions / Olympic music- why all the covers?
« Last post by skategeek on February 14, 2018, 12:09:40 AM »
I know this is the first Olympic year that allows music with lyrics.  I've been noticing that a lot of the songs used are covers or less well known versions of songs.  Any idea why?  Is it just because they're less familiar and therefore unusual (and maybe not associated with some movie or commercial or something)?  Cheaper royalties?

Also, looks like the award for most used song may go to the various versions of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah".  No real objection but there seem to be a lot of them out there. 
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Events for Skaters / Adult Skating Camp, Lincoln, NH March 8-12, 2018
« Last post by FigureSpins on February 13, 2018, 12:12:59 PM »
March 8-12, 2018
Adult Skating Camp

The Rink at RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH 03251
(Note: Outdoor rink)


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Olympic Silver Medalist Peter Carruthers – ABC & ESPN Announcer and Expert Analyst

Elin Shran – Master’s Degree in Critical and Creative Thinking, Co- Founder Frozen Frog Productions

John Mucko – PSA Master Rated in Choreography, Co-Director American Ice Theatre - Boston

Featuring three full days of on and off ice sessions focusing on - Using Your Space, Choreography, Emotions on the Ice, Round Robin sessions, Step Sequences, and Fun Surprises! All in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire

Tentative Schedule

    Thursday Evening – Skate Party followed by Welcome Reception
    Friday – On and off ice sessions 10:00am – 4:00pm
    Friday Evening – time to explore on your own
    Saturday – On and off ice sessions 10:00am - 3:30pm
    Saturday Evening – Wine & Cheese Reception – Golden Era of the Great Ice Shows – includes Q &A session with the coaches
    Sunday – On and off ice sessions 10:00- 2:00pm
    Sunday Evening – Performance featuring the Campers and Coaches followed by Wrap up Reception
    Monday Morning – Coffee & Check out

RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain will offer discounts for lodging for registered campers - contact the resort directly for the Camp Discount (603) 745-7500

http://www.riverwalkresortatloon.com

*Must be 21 years old as of March 8, 2018

LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adult-skating-camp-at-the-rink-at-riverwalk-resort-tickets-41679762291
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Media Center / Re: The Physics of Figure Skating
« Last post by FigureSpins on February 13, 2018, 11:21:14 AM »
Everyday Einstein -- explains spinning and jumping physics concepts

https://tunein.com/radio/Everyday-Einstein-p1045997/?topicId=119948823
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