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by yedancer
Mon Apr 19, 2004 2:52 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Non swing - when and how?
Replies: 75
Views: 26240

Nate Dogg wrote: Until they start to DJ correctly, you are likely to continue to get such requests.
wow
by yedancer
Mon Apr 19, 2004 2:46 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Teaching people to hear music (not while DJing)
Replies: 18
Views: 5511

Doug wrote:But there are some songs - especially riff based pieces - where NOBODY can miss the 1 and the phrasing. Is this what you are looking for??
Yes, I think that would help a lot. If you have a list already made up, I would definitely appreciate a copy.
by yedancer
Mon Apr 19, 2004 2:45 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Teaching people to hear music (not while DJing)
Replies: 18
Views: 5511

Re: Teaching people to hear music (not while DJing)

CafeSavoy wrote:
yedancer wrote:Any ideas on good songs to use in that regard?
"Easy Does It" by Basie and Friends.
Hmmm. That's a good idea.
by yedancer
Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:18 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Teaching people to hear music (not while DJing)
Replies: 18
Views: 5511

Teaching people to hear music (not while DJing)

I have a friend who I'm teaching some basic dance steps to. Unfortunately, he has trouble "hearing" the music. He has no idea when the 1 is, and in fact I think he may even have trouble hearing the beat. He wants me to help him learn how to "hear" the music. Any suggestions on how to go about doing ...
by yedancer
Fri Apr 16, 2004 12:02 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Too much groove for me, lately
Replies: 149
Views: 42233

No, because my situation is unique ... just like everyone else's ;) My point is that you can't paint with a broad brush when trying to describe why people don't dance fast. Everyone's got their own reasons and there's no need for cynicism or elitism. I think your situation is probably more unique t...
by yedancer
Thu Apr 15, 2004 6:03 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Too much groove for me, lately
Replies: 149
Views: 42233

Just to give you another perspective, it's more than just that kind of stuff. I lost half a lung to a birth defect and throughout my life I have had a difficult time keeping up with fast paced things. I always find myself winded at the end of a fast song and have to sit out the next couple ... I do...
by yedancer
Thu Apr 15, 2004 5:57 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Too much groove for me, lately
Replies: 149
Views: 42233

Nate Dogg wrote:
Jeremy:

It is good to know that you have a better insight into why Greg or anybody else for that matter may not enjoy dancing to fast music as others do.
Sometimes you make me want to scream. I never claimed to have better insight about anything.
by yedancer
Thu Apr 15, 2004 8:33 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Too much groove for me, lately
Replies: 149
Views: 42233

This is going to be a bad anaolgy, but I think people who don't dance fast but claim to be able to learn "if they want to" are like people who smoke or drink and say they can stop "if they want to."
by yedancer
Thu Apr 15, 2004 8:30 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Too much groove for me, lately
Replies: 149
Views: 42233

Do any of us actually believe that with a little practice anyone (with 2 functioning legs) -even me- couldn't dance faster? Some people don't want to. People have differing opinions about music too, don't they? I think the question is not "do they want to?" but "WHY do they not want to?" There's no...
by yedancer
Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:08 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Relation between music and dance
Replies: 31
Views: 6787

I'm just not interested in the modern version(s). Even the people that are really good at it don't really make me want to do it. I want to dance in a way that resembles the way they danced in the 30s. I often see very, very good dancers doing lindy hop and putting in moves that just don't seem (to m...
by yedancer
Tue Apr 13, 2004 3:31 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Cotton Club resident bands
Replies: 9
Views: 2057

If Ken Burns' Jazz is to be taken as correct, then white musicians would never have played publically with black musicians (and vice versa) well into the 30's. Recording was different. According to the information presented in the series, the Bennie Goodman Trio (with Teddy Wilson) had records out t...
by yedancer
Tue Apr 13, 2004 7:10 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Cotton Club resident bands
Replies: 9
Views: 2057

All I know is that apparently the movie is about a white musician playing publically with black musicians in the late 20's. Am I just crazy, or could than never have happened?
by yedancer
Tue Apr 13, 2004 7:09 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Relation between music and dance
Replies: 31
Views: 6787

Relation between music and dance

paul13 wrote:
one more thing. there's no such thing as lindy music
There was this one lindy hopper I heard once who said, "Lindy Hop is done to swing music." What was his name? Oh yeah. Frankie Manning.
by yedancer
Mon Apr 12, 2004 7:14 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 167338

I don't think you can send sound to different cards with Media player. You have to use WinAmp.
by yedancer
Fri Apr 09, 2004 6:28 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Some Fox Trot info, please!
Replies: 9
Views: 6008

I think it was invented by some white folks during the late 20's. I could be way off, though.