San Antonio Bellydancer

Music Editing Workshop By America Tru

America TruI want to start off by introducing myself, my name is America Tru I am originally from Mexico and I have been in San Antonio since 2001. I am a professional bellydancer and I have been invited to teach a workshop on music editing at one of my favorite conventions, The Austin Bellydance Convention.

Many years ago when I worked as a marketing consultant,  I needed a good computer and I got a beautiful white Mac, this mac was the beginning of infinite possibilities. As I began browsing through this new device I found some music and video software. I am all about learning new things so I messed around with it for a bit, I mainly used the software to create family videos and soon I realized any good video has some bad ass background music, and this is where it all began.

Let’s fast forward a few years. The more I operated on music and videos the more I understood it’s heartbeat. I was getting better and before I knew it, I was helping friends, and fellow dancers. I had not realized how many people were struggling with this matter and it dawned on me that this tool is essential for every dancer.

Have you ever been heard a fine piece of music that has been completely butchered and you just cringe?Most of the time we just have certain time restrictions or we need to squeeze a variety show in four minutes for the sake of competition. There is a right way and there is a wrong way to do this, read along to get a sneak peek of what I will teach in this workshop.

Operation Edit That Song!

  • In this workshop you will learn how to properly and effectively transition your edits.
  • Every stage has a time limit. Learn how to wisely select your music trimmings.
  • Ever had the same music as another dancer. Get creative! Create one of a kind pieces.
  • I will also teach you how to use pauses adequately.
  • I want everyone to leave with knowledge and awareness of your music, this is one of the main keys to unlocking a whole new world.

How to sign up: Please follow this LINK and give it three seconds to load, proceed to the Sunday workshops and find my workshop under America “Operation Edit That Song”

Important Software Information: Do you have a mac? You will use Garage Band. Do you have a PC? Download Audacity it’s free.

What you need to bring to class: Laptops are not provided for this workshop. Bring your laptop or share your laptop with a friend. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask, send me a private message or leave in a comment.