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4 Reasons to Slow Down Music for Dance or Music Practice

Happy Dancing – Liz and Paul

You may be a dancer or dance instructor, music teacher or musician; When you slow down music you are attempting to learn, there are some awesome benefits.

Here’s how it works:

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When learning a dance number or a piece of music it makes sense to start slow, until perfect (or near to it), and then build up speed until you can perform it confidently at the desired speed. It is often beneficial to go a little quicker than necessary then, when you have to actually perform at the exact speed of the original song, you should find it a snap.

By starting your practice slow you “program” the song or dance routine into your brain and by the repetition of the action you will easily build “muscle memory”.

It is far better to ingrain correct action, rather than entrench a bunch of mistakes, in your brain right from the beginning.

Here are four Benefits Why You Should Slow Down Music.

Image of Make Line dancing more fun1 – Make Learning Easier.

What if you are trying to learn a dance number or musical composition but you are having trouble getting your fingers or feet around because it is too fast. It might be difficult or it just may be simply too fast. By slowing down the music you can easily learn the routine and then once happy you can gradually build it up to “speed”.

2 – Make Practicing Much More Enjoyable.

How frustrating is it when you just can’t seem to get the routine down perfectly? No matter how intensely you try it can quite easily stop you practicing. But if you slow down the music by a seemingly insignificant amount it can be the difference between having fun and being frustrated, success and failure, winning or losing, being a star or being a schmuck, getting ahead or being left behind.

3 – Fix Particular Parts Of The Track.

You might have problems with just one part or section of a routine. One solution is to isolate that section, slow down the music and go over and over it. Build “Muscle memory” correctly.

4 – Don’t Work Harder Than Is Necessary.

The choice is yours. In anything you do you can either do it the easy way or the hard way. In the short term it may take up a little more of your time to learn the routine or music at a slower speed but in the long run you won’t have to waste your precious time – and brain power – repairing and re learning your errors at a later date.

 Listen to the example below where I speed up a track by
5%, 10%, and 20%
then slow down the music by
5%, 10%, and 20%.
Just click the play button.

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Simply Put, slowing down a song or track will make you a far better dancer, musician or teacher and I am sure you can see how incredibly helpful it can be to slow down music and fix mistakes at the outset of your (or your students) learning path, and then bit by bit building speed.

I spent hours and hours of frustration searching for a simple way to slow down music. Eventually I stumbled upon an uncomplicated solution. You should be pleasantly surprised how easy it can be once you know how.

Now I am able to slow down a song and save it to my computer for later use in 26 seconds – And so can you. Learn how to slow down music.