Definitions for: Ballroom Music


[n] a genre of popular music composed for ballroom dancing



Synonyms: dance music, danceroom music

See Also: beguine, bolero, carioca, conga, gavotte, habanera, hornpipe, jazz, jig, kwela, landler, mazurka, minuet, paso doble, pavan, pavane, polka, popular music, popular music genre, quadrille, rag, ragtime, reel, rhumba, rumba, samba, saraband, tango, tarantella, waltz




Famous Quotes Containing Ballroom Music:


I'd have these weird experiences where I'd just be walking down the street with this chord progression in my head, this happened more than a few times, and I'd walk home and find a fax in my machine and it would match the music in my head.

-- Duncan Sheik (American Musician)

People think that it's their sovereign right to download music and not have to pay for it.

-- Johnny Kelly (American Musician)

Rock and roll music - the music of freedom frightens people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms.

-- Salman Rushdie (Indian Novelist)

How you act, walk, look and talk is all part of Hip Hop culture. And the music is colorless. Hip Hop music is made from Black, brown, yellow, red and white.

-- Afrika Bambaataa (American Musician)

Through music I either tame my demons or unleash them and allow them to be what they are. I don't want the music to be about provocation, I want the music to bring you to a place where you feel at home.

-- Michael Franti (American Musician)

I started listening to music when I wrote when I had three sons at home.

-- Philip Levine (American Poet)

I guess the two Manifesto, Communicating Vessels, Mad Love, and some of his poetry made a significant mark on me but as far as bringing a literary element into the music I see it as a much broader assimilation.

-- Trevor Dunn (American Musician)

We spent a lot of time on that record with the sound and recorded it on the Paramount sound stage which is this huge room where the sound is reflected but the reflection is so late and comes from so far away that it doesn't blur the music but gives you a room nonetheless.

-- Leo Kottke (American Musician)

These seem to me so ambiguous, so vague, so easily misunderstood in comparison to genuine music, which fills the soul with a thousand things better than words.

-- Felix Mendelssohn (German Composer)

Basically, at some point, one day maybe you can expect to hear some of my music. I haven't really done that yet because my younger brother is a musician and really talented and I want him to come out with his music first.

-- Stephen Dorff (American Actor)

A lot of labels are hiring a lot more accountants than people that know music.

-- Taylor Hanson (American Musician)

Music should always be an adventure.

-- Coleman Hawkins (American Musician)

I should in fairness add that my taste in music is reputedly deplorable.

-- Paul Scofield (British Actor)

If you write songs and if you write music that's very sincere and very honest, it's pop music, but it is pop music with a lot of honesty and a lot of heart.

-- Jon Secada (Cuban Musician)

But then when he left, I realized that it was harder to write songs and feel spiritually connected to art and music as a band. When he came back I felt it again, instantaneously.

-- Anthony Kiedis (American Musician)

I would have quit before I went rock-n-roll. I know one way, and that's natural, and when I can't make it, I'll come home and stay. I believe in my music.

-- Ralph Stanley (American Musician)

In a way, it's my way of dealing with, finding closure with Grateful Dead music, and giving thanks in a way to Jerry and Bob and all the guys in the band for making up this wonderful music.

-- Phil Lesh (American Musician)

I don't think there is much American music.

-- Harrison Birtwistle (British Composer)

For whatever reason, not all people are born with the particular gift of being able to express ourselves through music. And, believe me, it is a gift.

-- Billy Joel (American Musician)

We just kind saw the images and knew the cliches, so to have the opportunity to go there and learn something about Russian music and about Russian people and to see things apart from being a tourist.

-- Marc Almond (British Musician)

I don't like all of the music to be serious and deadly.

-- Neil Diamond (American Musician)

My parents discussed singing every night over the dinner table; I had a tremendous music education.

-- Renee Fleming (American Musician)

These are the sort of things that push you on in music - the curiosity, a passion for new ideas.

-- Elvis Costello (British Musician)

If I'm inspired and music inspires me, then I will continue to play it.

-- Ben Harper (American Musician)

My brother's been producing rap music and hip-hop for maybe 10 years.

-- Tina Yothers (American Actress)

Well I was on the one hand, the more I played the guitar the more I began to really love the guitar and to love virtually any kind of music that anybody played well on guitar.

-- John Fahey (American Musician)

The Wedding March always reminds me of the music played when soldiers go into battle.

-- Heinrich Heine (German Poet)

I enjoy the videos with the sound off, where you can look at the belly buttons and everything. Really some pretty girls, but I don't know about the music.

-- Merle Haggard (American Musician)

A love song is just a caress set to music.

-- Sigmund Romberg (American Composer)

I'd like to tour, but again, to tour my music now would take a bigger band.

-- Kip Winger (American Musician)

His music was direct from his heart and brain in the purest form possible.

-- Joshua Logan (American Director)

We want to get this good music to as many people as possible because I think it heals, it soothes, I think music is incredibly important, especially in today's chaos.

-- Graham Nash (British Musician)

It's like that scene from The Player when they talk about merging Star Wars and Kramer vs. Kramer, or whatever. You could do that with music and it would just be awful.

-- Jonny Greenwood (English Musician)

I enjoy music that is commercial.

-- Kenneth Edmonds (American Musician)

When we moved back to the US, folk music was all the rage. So I traded in my banjo for a guitar.

-- Michael Storm (American Actor)


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