Don Caron | The First Class Album Blue Volume (revised) Music for Ballet Class

Go To Artist Page

Album Links
Ballet Class Music How to Buy Ballet Class Music Four Ambiguous Options Ballet Class Music - The First Class Album Yellow Volume Revised Ballet Class Music - The First Class Album Blue Volume Revised Ballet Class Music - The First Class Album White Volume Original Ballet Class Music - The First Class Album Red Volume Original Ballet Class Music - The First Class Album Blue Volume Original Ballet Class Music - The First Class Album Yellow Volume Original The Legendary Davenport Hotel Documentary Score Ballet Class Music - The First Class Album White Volume Revised Ballet Class Music - The First Class Album Red Volume Revised The Basket Motion Picture Soundtrack Official Website of Don Caron

More Artists From
United States - Washington

Other Genres You Will Love
Classical: Ballet Classical: Ballet Moods: Featuring Piano
There are no items in your wishlist.

The First Class Album Blue Volume (revised) Music for Ballet Class

by Don Caron

Original music for ballet class - ballet class exercises in various tempos and styles.
Genre: Classical: Ballet
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
clip
1. BR01 Plies
Share this song!
X
2:31 $0.99
clip
2. BR02 Slow Tendus
Share this song!
X
1:34 $0.99
clip
3. BR03 Tendus (tempo 1)
Share this song!
X
1:29 $0.99
clip
4. BR04 Tendus (tempo 2)
Share this song!
X
1:13 $0.99
clip
5. BR05 Tendus (tempo 3)
Share this song!
X
1:01 $0.99
clip
6. BR06 Degage (tempo 1)
Share this song!
X
1:20 $0.99
clip
7. BR07 Degages (tempo 2)
Share this song!
X
0:56 $0.99
clip
8. BR08 Degages (tempo 3)
Share this song!
X
0:49 $0.99
clip
9. BR09 Ronds de Jambe
Share this song!
X
2:50 $0.99
clip
10. BR10 Fondus (tempo 1)
Share this song!
X
1:38 $0.99
clip
11. BR11 Fondus (tempo 2)
Share this song!
X
1:16 $0.99
clip
12. BR12 Frappes (tempo 1)
Share this song!
X
1:18 $0.99
clip
13. BR13 Frappes (tempo 2)
Share this song!
X
1:02 $0.99
clip
14. BR14 Frappes (tempo 3)
Share this song!
X
0:52 $0.99
clip
15. BR15 Adage
Share this song!
X
2:26 $0.99
clip
16. BR16 Petit Battements (tempo 1)
Share this song!
X
1:05 $0.99
clip
17. BR17 Petit Battements (tempo 2)
Share this song!
X
0:55 $0.99
clip
18. BR18 Grand Battements
Share this song!
X
1:22 $0.99
clip
19. BR19 Adage
Share this song!
X
3:43 $0.99
clip
20. BR20 Tendus (tempo 2)
Share this song!
X
2:11 $0.99
clip
21. BR21 Tendus (tempo 1)
Share this song!
X
2:42 $0.99
clip
22. BR22 Pirouettes (tempo 1)
Share this song!
X
3:28 $0.99
clip
23. BR23 Pirouettes (tempo 2)
Share this song!
X
2:55 $0.99
clip
24. BR24 Pirouettes (tempo 3)
Share this song!
X
2:28 $0.99
clip
25. BR25 Small Jumps (tempo 1)
Share this song!
X
1:56 $0.99
clip
26. BR26 Small Jumps (tempo 2)
Share this song!
X
1:28 $0.99
clip
27. BR27 Petit Allegro (tempo 1)
Share this song!
X
1:53 $0.99
clip
28. BR28 Petit Allegro (tempo 2)
Share this song!
X
1:32 $0.99
clip
29. BR29 Grand Allegro (tempo 1)
Share this song!
X
2:40 $0.99
clip
30. BR30 Grand Allegro (tempo 2)
Share this song!
X
2:05 $0.99
clip
31. BR31 Chaine Turms (tempo 2)
Share this song!
X
1:50 $0.99
clip
32. BR32 Chaine Turns (tempo 1)
Share this song!
X
2:01 $0.99
clip
33. BR33 Pique Turns (tempo 1)
Share this song!
X
1:43 $0.99
clip
34. BR34 Pique Turns (tempo 2)
Share this song!
X
1:29 $0.99
clip
35. BR35 Reverence
Share this song!
X
1:18 $0.99
Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The First Class Album Blue Volume - Ballet Class Music by Don Caron has become a favorite among ballet instructors worldwide. The album includes a complete ballet class, barre and center and features multiple tempos on most selections, which expands the applications of the various cuts, making them appropriate and useful for a larger variety of ballet exercises.

The First Class Album series, which includes four complete ballet classes on four different albums, includes the Blue Volume, the White Volume, the Red Volume, and the Yellow Volume, was composed and recorded by Composer/Pianist/Dancer Don Caron.

The series came about as a result of studies conducted at the Eastern Washington University Dance Department in the early 1980s, by Don Caron and dancer/choreographer Elizabeth Carlssohn. A subjective series of tests was conducted to ascertain how specific elements of the ballet class music affected the dancers' performance in class and their progress in mastering, or more appropriately, in working toward the mastery of the ballet moves and positions. These tests and the information collected resulted in a system called The Motosonus Method, which is a guide for composing and recording ballet class music as well as for live perfomance of music in a ballet class.

What was discovered in the process of developing The Motosonus Method, was that certain characteristics of the music had unmistakable and consistent impact on the student dancers. The most remarkable was the use of beat placement. As is explained in the outline for The Motosonus Method, the beat in music can be placed in a fairly wide variety of positions and still be musically correct. It was discovered that through a purposeful use of this beat placement, the ballet class music could be performed in such a way as to noticeably enhance the response of the dancers.

In addition to the manipulation of the beat, The Motosonus Method also outlines how to use phrasing, melody, rubato and other musical techniques to make the ballet class music far more effective. These developments are important for ballet instructors because the actually have a quantifiable impact on the progress the students make in class and the effectiveness with which they train their muscles and form the habits of ballet movement.

If you audition some of the ballet class music selections on this page, and listen for the way the beat is used you will immediately understand what we're describing in this brief overview.


Reviews


to write a review