Once I said I love my job because I can combine the two things that I love most in the world: sport and music. The sessions of spinning they are the perfect opportunity to combine these two passions and transmit power to students, and my favorite way of doing this is through of the Trance music.
Previously we talked about the importance of BPM (Beats per minute) music and RPM Cadence (revolutions per minute) to regulate the intensity of the sessions. In the case of the climbs, there is a kind of music that we are perfect: Trance music.
A bit of history
The Trance music It is a subgenre within electronic music, fruit of the mixture of different types of music like house and techno. It is characterized by a rhythmic base long melodies and percussion, and the use of different acoustic reverb and distortion effects.
The beginning of the Trance back to the holidays on the beaches of Goa, in the India, during the 1960s. It evolved over the decades from 1970 and 80 in the area of Germany and the Netherlands, and lived its golden era in the 1990s, when electronic music and the use of computers to create melodies was already seated. The number of fans of this kind of music has grown with the passage of the years.
The popularization of the Trance Thanks to producers such as Tiesto and Paul van Dyk, was due to filled a void in the music world among other genres more difficult to listen, and giving rise to more melodic and more accessible to the general public issues.
Why is Trance ideal for spinning?
Trance music has a number of features that make it ideal for the practice of spinning. Let’s look at some of them:
- Between 128-150 BPM: ideal for spinning for use at half-time, i.e. with a 65-75 RPM cycling Cadence. With a medium-high load it is a very good option for long climbs.
- Under stark and repetitive: in this case, the use of “repetitive” is not for nothing pejorative. Trance music is often mark quite strong and eloquent a bass note that much help us carry the rhythm of the ride. The bass note is the time to print our pedaling force and must match the pressure and repulsion phase (when the foot is in the lower part of the tour).
- Emotion: both in the case of the subgenres of melodic Trance (Uplifting Trance, Progressive Trance) and from other modalities “harder” (TechnoTrance), Trance is able to transmit an emotion, whether through voice or music. This is also important in a session of spinning, in which we must be able to transmit a series of stimuli and emotions to the participants.
Benefits for the instructor and the student
What more will help us Trance music is the low: a spinning session one of the most important functions of the instructor is the of guide the ride of the class, make sure to follow the rhythm of the music.
Personally, always warn him at the beginning of my sessions: “for me is much more important to be able to follow the rhythm of the music that put heavy load: the load must be adapted to the BPM of the music”. With music that has a very marked bass, both instructors and students can take the rhythm of the ride without problems.
Task of the instructor is also a offset work of both legs during the session: we must ensure equitable work both sides of the body, marking properly what is the dominant leg in every stage of the session.
The current Trance scene
Today the Trance has a good number of fans and followers, and although it is not a genre that is sole listen in pubs and clubs in our country, yes she has open to the general public. In Northern Europe, however, the Trance is one of the most successful genres and more known. The growth of the importance of the trance has occurred in part thanks to the great festivals of electronic music as the Ultra Music Festival that include in their posters a great Dj’s Trance music.
Famous DJs and producers such as Armin van Buuren, Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten o Paul Oakenfold continue moving masses after many years on the scene, and they continue to create melodies that emotions are skin-deep.
Personally, Trance is a genre that I use much in my sessions, both in its more commercial aspect and with lesser known topics. I encourage you to try to include Trance music in your training, since I’m sure that will give you a good shot of power when you most need it.
You are listening to or work with Trance music in your session? What is your favorite subject?