Crazy Socks Tap ™️ :: How to Tap Dance :: The Shim Sham Variation

Crazy Socks Tap ™️ :: How to Tap Dance :: The Shim Sham Variation

 

Definition :

Shim-Sham :: An early tap movement that has endured many years ands is still used extensively.

Measure / Count / Movement

Shim— Sham Variation ::

Measure / Count / Movement

8 – Heel tap R fwd
And 1 – Brush step R back
2 – Heel tap L fwd
And 3 – Brush step L bk
4 – Heel tap R fwd
And 5 – Brush step R back
And – Step L
6 – Heel tap R fwd
And 7 – Brush step R back

 

Here is the shuffle step version if you wan to see.

 

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~ McGlamorous

Crazy Socks Tap ™️ :: How to Tap Dance :: The Shim Sham

Crazy Socks Tap ™️ :: How to Tap Dance :: The Shim Sham

 

Definition ::

Shim Sham :: An early tap movement that has endured many years and is still used extensively.

Measure / Count /  Movement

8 and – Shuffle R – Step R

2 and – Shuffle L

3 – Step L

4 and – Shuffle R

5 and – Ball change R-L

6 and – Shuffle R

7 – Step R

 

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Yellow Bird

Yellow Bird

Yellow Bird
Yellow Bird Necklace by McGlamorous

It’s time for a brighter post to thaw the cold. Let’s talk about “Yellow Bird”, originally a “Choucoune”, or lyrical poem that praises the beauty of a Haitian woman with the same nickname. It became a popular merengue lente (slow merengue) in Haiti,and was played prominently during celebrations at Port-Au-Prince in 1949.

It is one of Haitian poet Oswald Durand’s’ most famous works. There is a great in depth article here that tells the story of the poem and links to the original. Michel Mauleart Morton, an America-born pianist with a Haitian father and American mother, composed music for the poem in 1893. Naturally, it combines some French and Caribbean fragments to create a tune, but the lyrics for YB have no connection with the narrative of the poem. It became a minor hit on Billboard Hot 100 for the Mills Brothers in 1959, and continues to be popularly associated with Calypso and the Caribbean. It is often performed by steel-pan bands, but some versions  such as Chris Isaacks show a Hawaiian influence.

 

 

American Lyrics ::

Yellow bird, up high in banana tree.
Yellow bird, you sit all alone like me.
Did your lady friend leave the nest again?
That is very sad, makes me feel so bad.
You can fly away, in the sky away.
You’re more lucky than me.
I also had a pretty girl, she’s not with me today.
They’re all the same those pretty girls.
Take tenderness, then they fly away.
Yellow bird, yellow bird.
Did your lady friend leave the nest again?
That is very sad, makes me feel so bad.
You can fly away, in the sky away.
You’re more lucky than me.
Wish that I were a yellow bird, I’d fly away with you.
But I am not a yellow bird, so here I sit.
Nothing I can do.
Yellow bird, yellow bird.

 

 

 

Yellow bird was a dream
The dream came to be
Bright and beautiful
Caged not and free
He sang on his branches
He danced in the rain
The rays of the sunshine
Caused him no pain
His song now is lovely
Hopeful and true
He speaks of the ocean
Skies of bright blue
Sunshine sweet sunshine
Please come to me
Just like my Yellow Bird
I want to be free
~ Alison M.
P.S. My Mother plays this as a Tango for ballet barre and I wrote my own poem above. Thanks for reading and please share!
~ McGlamorous

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking Fly :: How to Make Your Poshmark Feed Look Great

Looking Fly :: How to Make Your Poshmark Feed Look Great

 

I’ve been doing Poshmark for a little while now, and want to share my discovery of categorizing items from your closet. I hope that this post will help to communicate some ideas on making your closet look a little more appealing. Little touches make all the difference, as I am learning, and if you are in a place for this improvement, here is a suggestion.

Have you ever browsed through Poshmark and found those closets that are so organized with special labels that introduced their items? I have and always wanted to emulate the idea. One night I just had an epiphany and started using Canva to make simple photos that matched my brand. It was not anything really complex, just simple graphic design, using the app or any free apps out there. I had asked Posh support on how to label pantsuits. They really don’t have a category, and when the suits, skirts, etc., party comes, there is nowhere to put them. By making a picture I found that I could do this by labeling one way in the photo and tagging it in a different category.

 

Example :

 

Here I have made a graphic for Pantsuits but labeled it in the proper category. You can put it in the correct category to your liking as seen here.

 

Category Image Poshmark McGlamorous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image of Poshmark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By by using the drop-down you can get as creative as needed. It’s sort of like squeezing something into an adaptable category to get the job done.

 

Image of Poshmark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I liked to look of the branding as well, and this leaves you some room to share more info and get your “look” out there.

After using the method for a week or so, I found an increase in organization. I could share however many pictures I wanted but still end with my graphic for that category. In other words, share a bracelet picture but end it with sharing that category graphic behind it, as Poshmark feed goes in reverse. This way you don’t have to share the entire group if you don’t want to. It is already changing the game, and I love it when creativity strikes. Epiphany!

Anyways, hope this has been of some help. I am thinking ahead of graphic – design related posts now, so please visit my website in the future for more Posh related posts!

Thanks for reading. Visit me on Poshmark as @mcglamorous.

 

~McGlamorous

Basics of Guitar :: The Right Hand (Or Left)

Basics of Guitar :: The Right Hand (Or Left)

Guitar Hands :: Right or Left Handed Applies.

 

I have been wanting to share a few little basics of my classical guitar training here on the blog. Hopefully it will build to a place refer back to them when needed. I will make the posts short and sweet. This knowledge is taken from Christopher Parkening’s book,  The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method Book, Volume One. His technique is as close to how mine began as a student of an FSU Graduate many years ago. A recommended book with link here.

 

In playing the guitar, the fingers of the hand have a designated label for playing purpose. They come from Spanish words, and are labeled with definition as follows :

Pima

 

 

Thumb – Small letter (p) – For pulgar or thumb.

Index Finger – (i) – For indice or index finger.

Middle Finger – (m) – For media or middle finger.

Ring Finger – (a) – or anular or ring finger.

 

 

 

Please stay tuned for more guitar basics and don’t forget to share.

~ McGlamorous