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 hope to refine music, study it, try to find some area that I can unlock. I don't quite know how to explain it but it's there. These can't be the only notes in the world, there's got to be other notes some place, in some dimension, between the cracks on the piano keys.

-- Marvin Gaye (American Musician)

No, I mean we'd all definitely involved in the music business someway or another, because we're all living with it, and in it, and also we've got all sorts of things we would like to do.

-- John Deacon (British Musician)

I guess music, particularly the blues, is the only form of schizophrenia that has organised itself into being both legal and beneficial to society.

-- Alexis Korner (English Musician)

I agree with you about the music of today. It lacks style and emotion.

-- Vinnie Vincent (American Musician)

My mom was a dancer, my dad's a singer and I've always had that kind of music in my life.

-- Elvis Stojko (Canadian Athlete)

But a lot of the old fans are listening to a lot of the younger music. So I gotta keep moving forward, and they'll move forward too.

-- Kenneth Edmonds (American Musician)

When I first started playing music in 1955, there was just a small body of people that knew it. It was a very esoteric type of thing.

-- Steve Lacy (American Musician)

From a very early period of my life I have derived the highest enjoyment from listening to music, especially to melody, which is to me the most pleasing form of composition.

-- James Nasmyth (Scottish Inventor)

Any real record person knows that the number one most powerful marketing tool when it comes to music is repetition.

-- Nile Rodgers (American Musician)

When there is a voice in a piece of music, we tend to focus on the voice. That is probably something from when we were babies and we depended on hearing our mother's voice.

-- Robert Wyatt (English Musician)

Because of the fashion, the young people don't have any access to the history of music, unless people like me revive it. There are very few people to revive it, because you can't earn any money doing it.

-- Bill Wyman (British Musician)

Janis Joplin is definitely one of my biggest influences. She taught me how to feel music, and I don't think there's anyone like her that could bring such pain and emotion to a song.

-- LeAnn Rimes (American Musician)

I didn't plan on rock-n-roll. I wanted to learn jazz; I got to know some people doing rock-n-roll with jazz, and I thought I could make some money playing music.

-- Robby Krieger (American Musician)

Music was what bothered me, what interested me.

-- Lou Reed (American Musician)

I must say I've always composed music from the point of view of the performers.

-- Walter Piston (American Composer)

Do not rely on unplanned music; it comes out as though it were planned, but planned by someone you cross the street to avoid.

-- Robert Ashley (American Composer)

Music is a form of prayer.

-- Toru Takemitsu (Japanese Composer)

I like all music. Well, I don't like music that was created to make money. I don't really like bands that don't write their own music.

-- James Marsters (American Actor)

Artists who write songs... what they're going through usually comes through in their music.

-- Terri Clark (Canadian Musician)

Reading music is like listening to flowers. I don't understand the concept.

-- Paul Westerberg (American Musician)

I'm there to make a kind of theatrical music that is desperately missing in my life. And if other people don't like it, I'm very unhappy, but I can't do anything about that.

-- Richard Foreman ( Playwright)

I just try to do as good job with the material as I can and play some jazz as well, some improvised music, and do that every night. Just see where it goes.

-- Mose Allison (American Musician)

My masters are strange folk with very little care for music in them.

-- Johannes Sebastian Bach ( Composer)

Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing, photography, and writing.

-- Layne Staley (American Musician)

I can only think of music as something inherent in every human being - a birthright. Music coordinates mind, body and spirit.

-- Yehudi Menuhin (American Musician)

There are kids out there that are into Iron Maiden and others who are strictly into industrial music, but they come for the same reason; they all like us and they different things out of the band's music.

-- Daisy Berkowitz (American Musician)

We are increasingly likely to find ourselves in places with background music. No composers have thought to write for these modern spaces, which represent 30% of our musical experience.

-- Brian Eno (British Musician)

There's so much beautiful music in the world, and the kids are getting robbed.

-- Billy Higgins (American Musician)

Music is an art that expresses the inexpressible. It rises far above what words can mean or the intelligence define. Its domain is the imponderable and impalpable land of the unconscious.

-- Charles Munch (French Musician)

I'm thrilled we've got a new single out, as singles were the way I first got into music as a child.

-- Ed O'Brien (English Musician)

If you think my music is sentimental and self-absorbed, I agree with you.

-- James Taylor ( Musician)

And so for a couple of years my life was divided between my music and my school books.

-- James Weldon Johnson (American Poet)

I think you can have the greatest lyrics in the world and if it doesn't have the best tune in the world it will suck. I mean if the music wasn't important it would just be a poem.

-- Julian Cope (British Musician)

Right now I just finished writing the music for a Rugrats feature film and the third week of September I go to London, and the Orchestra is going to perform the score.

-- Mark Mothersbaugh (American Musician)

Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.

-- Samuel Butler (British Poet)


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