If you are anything like me, you are constantly searching for new music. I perk up when I hear a good track in a film, while I’m shopping, and I find myself scribbling down artist names when my friends DJ for me in the car.
While I love discovering new artists and fun new jams, I am mostly trying to keep my playlist both current and appropriate for my students.
The hardest part about building a playlist is finding music that has variety and is catchy without being vulgar, suggestive, or laden with curse words. Get the clean version you say? In my experience sometimes the clean version simply swaps out one expletive for another that is somehow considered less offensive.
Having been a full time teacher for several years, I have found a formula in finding jazz songs for dance class and creating some killer playlists.
Here are some of my best tips and tricks to find jazz songs, and create a great playlist.