Demo: proper rhythm for swing-partner | Bowing Down Home

Transcript

File: quinnmerlin-oh-swingingrhythm_M.mp3


Speakers:
MQ – Merlin Quinn

KP – Curator Ken Perlman


MQ: I can teach you how to swing in about two seconds. You don't have to have a partner. And you don't have to have fast music. The thing about swingin is, music doesn't have to be fast. Did you ever hear the song, Run Around, Play Around?


Sings Melody to Run Around, Play Around [AKA This Old Town to Long]


MQ: That's as fast as it has to be. And that's all, if you're gonna swing to it. The trick is --


Sings Melody and Demonstrates Footwork


MQ Not a very good job humming, is it? Now the next step is, to lift this foot while this heel's comin' up. So we'll try this now. And you don't have to move, you can learn this by stayin' in one spot.


Sings Melody and Demonstrates Footwork


MQ Just this little music, eh? So now that's two steps. The next thing is to go around. So you simply just do this when you go around.


Sings Melody and Demonstrates Footwork