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Offline Dread Pirate

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Kumoricon Ballroom Music Ideas
« on: December 12, 2012, 07:44:43 pm »
Greetings, This is the Pirate.

I would like to hear what kinds of music you would like to have played at the ball in the next convention.
I cannot guarantee that anything will be selected, due mostly in part to time allotment and overall feel.
But please post what feel you would even wish to have!
Also, lessons for particular dances will be taught depending on well our instructors know the dance, and how desirable that dance is.

Also, if able, please post a link to the song you post, as it will help immensely on showing us what you mean.

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Re: Kumoricon Ballroom Music Ideas
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2012, 11:15:22 pm »
Excellent!  I actually threw together a mock playlist of good masquerade-ball music after the ball at Aki-Con, since there was so much standard mainstream top-40 pop being played.  So!

Music I would not like to hear: Classical music that isn't really intended for dancing - a.k.a., sloooow and/or constantly changing its tempo for dramatic purposes.  (Examples: Claire de Lune, most ballets.)  Nobody can figure out what tempo they ought to waltz at, and the music tends to crash loudly one minute and then go almost silent the next.  Even the composers didn't write it for balls and dances, and it confuses everybody and/or puts everybody to sleep.

Music I would like to hear a bit of: Standard mainstream top-40 pop.  But not too much!  A little of this can inject some energy into the ball, but more than one every four or five songs and it just starts feeling like a regular old rave/dance.

Music I would love to hear: Two categories, actually!

(A) Classical music that was written for dancing!  Particularly waltzes and quadrilles.  Some excellent dancing music includes:

- The "Skaters' Waltz"
- The "Voices of Spring" waltz
- The "Fledermaus Quadrille"

(B) "Classical"-style music from anime, movies, and video games!  There's a buttload of this out there, and a lot of it is perfect for dancing.  Some examples:

- "Aunt Marge's Waltz" from the Harry Potter films
- "Misa no Uta" from Death Note
- "Prima Vista Orchestra" from Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds
- "River's Waltz" from Doctor Who
- "Once You Meet Her" by Faye Wong from Cowboy Bebop
- "Waltz for the Moon" from Final Fantasy VIII
- "Dance with the Balamb-Fish" from Final Fantasy VIII
- "Merry-Go-Round of Life" from Howl's Moving Castle
- "Tango Brilliante" from Ouran High School Host Club
- "Waltz of Chihiro" from Spirited Away
- "Zelda's Lullaby" from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

There are loads out there - I have more in mind, too!  I have the MP3s for all of these example songs, plus more, if you want them.  : )  Does that help?

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Re: Kumoricon Ballroom Music Ideas
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2012, 07:52:15 pm »
Marvelous!!
Thank you for the input!
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Re: Kumoricon Ballroom Music Ideas
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 09:24:02 pm »
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Re: Kumoricon Ballroom Music Ideas
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2013, 01:50:45 pm »
Zelda definitely. Some music from Miyazaki movies would be great.
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Re: Kumoricon Ballroom Music Ideas
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2013, 01:53:57 pm »
Anything by voltair, Emliee Autumn.
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Re: Kumoricon Ballroom Music Ideas
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2013, 03:16:39 pm »
All these are Instrumental.
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Re: Kumoricon Ballroom Music Ideas
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2013, 11:24:41 am »
Well seeing as it is an anime convention, we should have some music from animes that happen to be ballroom dance type music.

Mukuro's Kufufu no Fu from Katekyo Hitman Reborn is a samba, so probably not that specific song, but that general idea.
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Re: Kumoricon Ballroom Music Ideas
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2013, 12:53:17 pm »
The only one on my list that isn't anime is Sleeping with Sirens.
and it doesn't have to be ballroom type music, they had a pretty good variety this year.

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Re: Kumoricon Ballroom Music Ideas
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2013, 02:27:52 pm »
Right I forgot that Air Gear is an anime. I'm smart.
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Re: Kumoricon Ballroom Music Ideas
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2013, 10:04:25 am »
You know, as a way of getting the wallflowers out dancing, what if whoever's emceeing the ball occasionally announced special waltzes? For example, a Ladies' Choice, a Gentlemen's Choice, a Mixer (aka find a partner you've never met before), a Wallflower Waltz (aka find someone who's standing by the wall and ask them to dance), etc.?  Nobody would be required to say yes if asked to dance by a stranger, but it would give people a chance to dance if they came alone and/or are feeling slightly shy.

The "Waltz for the Moon" scene in FFVIII directly involves the heroine physically dragging the hero away from the wall to dance with her - it might make an especially good song for a Wallflower Waltz.   :)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IjDGts8Ha8

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Re: Kumoricon Ballroom Music Ideas
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2013, 12:56:33 pm »
Speaking of final fantasy, there are countless video game soundtracks with excellent music for a ball.  Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, and The Legend of Zelda would be good for starters.
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Re: Kumoricon Ballroom Music Ideas
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2013, 02:11:39 pm »
Also this is just an idea, and I have no clue what song would be used, but maybe playing a Vocaloid song at the ball might be fitting for the anime convention. However, as I said, not entirely sure what song that would be, but I'm sure one exists.
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Re: Kumoricon Ballroom Music Ideas
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2013, 03:40:30 pm »
I would love to hear Masqurade from Phantom of the Opera. Though I know it's not at all an anime related song.
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Re: Kumoricon Ballroom Music Ideas
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2013, 08:36:10 pm »
"Innocence" from Sword Art Online?  And anything from Final Fantasy really.
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Re: Kumoricon Ballroom Music Ideas
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2013, 12:21:48 am »
I am very much down for basically everything FilkAeris put on list. I will gather a small group of people to snag the wallflowers at the dance if you let FilkAeris pick the music. PLEASE. I NEED SOME CLASSICAL WALTZ AND SLOW SONGS.

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Waltz Music
Final Fantasy VII - Valse Aeris
Dmitri Shostakovich - The Second Waltz
Johann Strauss II - Vienna Blood Waltz
Johann Strauss II - Blue Danube Waltz
Johann Strauss II - Voices of Spring Waltz
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake Waltz
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Waltz of the Flowers
Eugen Doga - Grammofon
Juventino Rosas - Over the Waves Waltz
Franz Lehár - The Merry Widow Waltz
Nino Rota - Vito's Waltz
Iosif Ivanovici - Waves Of The Danube
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (Sound of Music) - Edelweiss Waltz
Eugen Doga - My Sweet and Tender Beast
Death Note - Misa No Uta
Émile Waldteufel - Skaters Waltz
Yann Tiersen - La Valse d'Amelie Waltz
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Nobuo Uematsu - Dance with the Balamb-Fish
Nobuo Uematsu - Waltz for the Moon

Slow Music
FF8 - Eyes On Me
FF7 - Aeriths Theme by Erutan
Jisun - Eotteokhajyo
Howl - Love U
Brand New Day - Something Like Love
Savage Garden - Truly, Madly, Deeply
Brian McKnight - Back At One
Cascada - Everytime We Touch
DJ Sammy - We're In Heaven
DHT - Listen to Your Heart
Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On
Elton John - Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Aerosmith - I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart
Hoobastank - The Reason



Songlist to be shortened/worked on/etc.
Wonderful Tonight, Eric Clapton
My Girl, Temptations
Can’t Help Falling In Love, Elvis Presley
Unchained Melody, Righteous Brothers
What A Wonderful World, Louie Armstrong
Amazed, Lonestar
Unforgettable, Natalie/Nat King Cole
When a Man Loves A Woman, Percy Sledge
Faithfully, Journey
Have I Told You Lately, Rod Stewart
The Way You Look Tonight, Frank Sinatra
At Last, Etta James
You’re The Inspiration, Chicago
How Deep Is Your Love, Bee Gees
Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay, Otis Redding
Let’s Get It On, Marvin Gaye
Because You Loved Me, Celine Dion
How Sweet It Is, James Taylor
In Your Eyes, Peter Gabriel
You Are So Beautiful, Joe Cocker
The Time Of My Life, From Dirty Dancing
When You Say Nothing At All, Allison Krauss
Don’t Stop Believin’, Journey
I’ll be, Edwin McCain
I Swear, John Michael Montgomery
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing, Aerosmith
Endless Love, Lionel Richie/Diana Ross
Here and Now, Luther Vandross
Lady in Red, Chris DeBurgh
It’s Your Love, Tim McGraw/Faith Hill
Valentine, Martina McBride
Chances Are, Johnny Mathis
Moonlight Serenade, Glen Miller
I Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston
How Do I Live, Leann Rimes
Through The Years, Kenny Rogers
Let’s Stay Together, Al Green
Three Times A Lady, Commodores
Truly, Lionel Richie
Moon River, Andy Williams
Just The Way You Are, Billy Joel
Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Elton John
Wind Beneath My Wings, Bette Midler
Could I Have This Dance, Anne Murray
Crazy, Patsy Cline
Open Arms, Journey
I Cross My Heart, George Strait
Always, Atlantic Star
Sea Of Love, Honey Drippers
Something, Beatles
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Re: Kumoricon Ballroom Music Ideas
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2013, 01:52:04 am »
Never hurts to put in video game instrumentals as well! Like from the Professor Layton games or Final Fantasy, those are always a classic. One in particular being from professor Layton being this that would be nice to hear - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGCWnMXICrg
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Re: Kumoricon Ballroom Music Ideas
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2013, 06:40:06 pm »
I am very much down for basically everything FilkAeris put on list. I will gather a small group of people to snag the wallflowers at the dance if you let FilkAeris pick the music. PLEASE. I NEED SOME CLASSICAL WALTZ AND SLOW SONGS.

FREAKOUT EDIT: DOES THIS MEAN THERE IS GONNA BE A KUMORIBALL AGAIN!?




Those are some great ideas. Yes we are very much pushing the fact of having a Kumoriball again. I was one of the hosts and the cohost for the dance lessons. We will look into the songs. We're still talking with the events personnel and trying to get a bigger space for lessons. From what I have talked with my better half (the pirate) about is they're trying to stick to non vocals and more "classical" sounding things while still trying to play to the nerd and con goer (putting video game/ anime instrumentals into the song list). Some of the foxtrots though just because of the style of song will have vocals. Thanks for all the thought and input!  We'll look into the list you gave us! Please keep them coming


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Re: Kumoricon Ballroom Music Ideas
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2013, 10:22:13 am »
L.O.V.E by Frank Sinatra or Michael Buble
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Re: Kumoricon Ballroom Music Ideas
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2013, 05:28:27 pm »
Not sure if it's at all POSSIBLE, but it would have been entertaining to hear the Opera Song from Final Fantasy 6. :3
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Re: Kumoricon Ballroom Music Ideas
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2017, 10:53:23 pm »
Not sure if it's at all POSSIBLE, but it would have been entertaining to hear the sizegenetics results https://pewarriors.com/sizegenetics-review-and-results Opera Song from Final Fantasy 6. :3

Oh yeah, that was a great piece of music for a video game.
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