The Music Map:
A Music Map expresses the chosen song in relation to where the 'sections' of music start based on their relationship to the beginning of the song. This is necessary for designing a routine, as it allows me to break the song into several pieces so I can create sections of the song in my mind. It will also be necessary for training, as I will break the song down into these sections so I can train the different sections separately.
This years song is a compilation of two tracks from the Monsters, Inc. soundtrack which I spliced together using GarageBand on a mac as referenced in the previous article Part 1 - Picking your music.
For the past few days I've been listening to the music and watching the clock. I have broken it into 6 uneven sections, for the purpose of mapping each group of tricks and the transitions between sections.
Here is my map:
0:00 - Intro
0:10 - Frontsides
0:30 - Juggle 1 sequence
0:49 - Shred 5's
1:12 - Flow Section 1 (starting on top of head)
1:35 - Flow Section 2
1:50 - (Starts and ends on freeze?) Finalé
2:12 - End
From this map, I went back into Garageband on my mac and split the song up along these lines. I had to use multiple tracks, lots of splitting tracks and copying and pasting to get it done. But my goal of creating musical sections of my song selection is complete. Specifically, using the time codes and listening, I made 6 separate songs that each have a bit of the 'before' and 'after' of each section so I can also practice the 'bridges' between the sections.
After exporting each song to iTunes and creating some new playlists, I have my song pieces available. The playlists I will ultimately do my training to will include these specifics...
1) A Playlist that has each section in order, with gaps to create a pause. So I can hit pause after I do a section, and hit play when ready to go again. I could also have itunes 'loop' each individual section.
2) A Playlist that has each section in order, but with 1 minute song segments in between, so I can do my 'endurance training' jams with each segment. Those are so tiring.
3) A Playlist with the first half of the song repeating 5 times with 1 minute 'other songs' interspersed. I start it and keep going until done.
4) A playlist with the second half of the song repeating 5 times with 1 minute 'other songs' interspersed. I start it and keep going until done.
5) A playlist with the entire song repeating 5 times with 1 minute 'other songs' interspersed. I start it and keep going until done. Very tiring.
So join me in this journey. My next article will be about my Trick Hit List. These are the tricks that I would like to incorporate into my routine.
Shred notes from this week:
Published some advanced Eclipse combos to youtube. Broke 100 youtube subscribers this week. Had a blast toying with my routine. Today was day 2298 in a row. Doing at least 2 run-thru's of my routine for worlds every day. Looking forward to actual spring temperatures.
This is what I published: