Last week I finished my music timeline project about Swing. I thought it was really fun to plan out and do almost everything to complete this project. This past week I have finished writing in pencil on the timeline, then going over it in orange and red sharpie. I also printed out more pictures to fill up the empty space on it during music. Some of the facts I found most interesting are about one of the people I chose to research and why it is called Swing music. On of the people I chose to research was Benny Goodman. The facts I found interesting about him are that he was known as the “King of Swing” and was crucial in inspiring the movement of Jazz from the margins to the mainstream. I also thought it was really interesting to know why it is called Swing. It is called Swing to describe the sense of propulsive rhythm created by the musical interaction between the performers, especially when the music creates a “visceral response” such as feet-tapping or head-nodding. I really liked researching this, and I hope to do another project like this in the future.