Japanese Old Swing Aug 3, 2012 American Swing music of the 1930s, with its distinctive blend of a strong bass and drum rhythm section and lead brass, woodwind and string instruments, had a lilting rhythm. With emphasis on the off–beat, the music had a “swing feel.” Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) You might also like these posts: 2 Comments larablair on August 3, 2012 at 7:54 am Wow, interesting to think that music has a wide impact or influence on each other’s country. Do you think that is the case? Reply cheval73 on August 3, 2012 at 9:06 am Absolutely. Japan was VERY influenced by the West for the first few decades of the 20th Century. Then, with rising militarism, and suppression of foreign cultural influences, pressure was on for conformity to “authentic” Japanese ways (including dress, music, dance). Reply Comments, contributions, corrections, and suggestions are always welcome: Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.