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Swing is a form of Jazz music that came out of the the United States in early 1930s and had created its own distinctive style by 1935.

Swing makes use of a strong rhythm section which supports a lead instruments that can be either brass, including trumpets and trombones and saxophones, woodwinds including clarinets and stringed instruments including violin and guitar. Swing also makes use of a medium to fast tempo and a “lilting” swing time rhythm.

Swing bands usually feature soloists who would improvise a new melody over the arrangement, this improvisation is what links Swing heavily to Jazz.

The danceable swing style of bandleaders such as Benny Goodman and Count Basie was the dominant form of American popular music from 1935 to 1945, and much of the rhythmic style in Swing gave inspiration to the foundations that Rock n Roll was built upon. Seeing as Rock n Roll was such a huge influence on Punk and Indie and modern Rock, this goes to prove a connection between all forms and genres of music, and we here at Altopedia believe this helps to go towards proving that people shouldn't have any form of prejudice against any musical genre.

During the 2010s, Swing and Electro combined forces to create a new genre, that became known as - Electro Swing.