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I know you are struggling with cutting your music

I know you are out there, and you are frustrated. You are a busy dance teacher, and you’ve got a boatload of choreography you have to create and teach. And in addition, you have to pick out the perfect music for each of your groups and soloists. Now you have the task of cutting down a song that is 4:10 to a competition-ready length of 2:45, or to a recital-ready length of 2:00. You grab your trusty music editing program of choice, and start listening. You stare at a bunch of strange squiggly lines on the screen, trying to figure out what-in-the-heck they mean. How on earth do these squiggles represent MUSIC? They look like a bunch of scribbles that your 3-year-old toddler drew in pre-school! They sure DON’T tell you where the bass guitar plays a riff, or the saxophonist starts wailing on a solo!

Instead of pulling your hair out, trying to figure out what needs to match up to what, just shoot me an email and I’ll solve your music cutting problems for you. And all at a VERY reasonable price! And maybe save you a from a few gray hairs in the process. After all, your students test your patience often enough, you don’t need more aggravation from trying to wrangle your music into shape!

Video tutorial: How to Avoid Awkward Fade-outs (Part 2)

Here is Part 2, in which I explain how to avoid awkward fade-outs when editing songs for your dance routines:

In case you missed it, here’s Part 1 of this video tutorial, where I explain why this is important.

Let me know what you think, and what aspects of editing music for dance you’d like me to cover in future video tutorials!

Welcome to Squirrel Trench Audio

Announcing Squirrel Trench Audio – a company that expressly creates perfect music edits for all kinds of dance routines, including jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, character, acro, hip hop, modern, and musical theater.

The time, effort, and energy you put into dance routine deserves fantastic, seamless music. We’d love to take your favorite song and make it the perfect length for you to express your moves with. In competition, the judges want your routine to be tight— we know how to edit the music to fit dance-routine length. We employ sweet, melty edits so that no one will be able tell that the song hadn’t been performed that way originally.

Too many home-made edits leave a nasty scar (aka a squirrel trench) on the music— don’t let a musical hiccup take the judges out of the moment— when you need it done right, email Squirrel Trench Audio!