We’ve been using “Moten Swing” by the Oscar Petersen Trio off of the Night Train album for our footwork exercises and other exercises. It’s a really nice, relaxed song with some intricate (but not overly intricate) syncopations and patterns with the piano melody – perfect for our exercises!
So I figured it’d be helpful if you had a song “excerpt” to practice with. It’s about the first third of the song. Also reduced to lower quality (96kbps) just to be fair of offering it as a free download for educational purposes.
Download Link Below
Please right-click and save to your computer (mac people: shift-click or ctrl-click) so you can play it to your heart’s content without repeatedly having to stream from our site
AND BY THE BY…
This song used to be the Shnizzle in the early 2000′s and was a mainstay at LindyGroove, not played as much anymore (though it was QUITE interesting that the LindyGroove DJ did play it during out class when we were using it!)
It’s a really nice song to dance to, listen to, and heck just stand up and dance (or do footwork drills as shown in our Week 2 Video Review). I highly encourage you look at purchasing it for yourself though. The mp3 isn’t available on amazon. Here’s the CD link.
Jasmine and I have put together some SWEET choreography for you for the week 4 and week 5 to pull everything together: footwork, styling, musicality, and more!
Besides getting a “practical” application of using all the stuff we’ve been talking about, you get to “get inside our heads” on how we hear and dance to music! Double-Plus-Good!
Looking forward to Weeks 4 and 5!