The resources page is a summary of tools, services and products related to swing dance, music, DJ’ing and to this blog.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links. These are all products and services I am using myself and I am recommending because they are either helpful or of good quality and I trust them.
- Book Tips Jazz and Swing A list of books about Jazz & Swing music and dance.
- Buch-Tipps zum Thema Jazz und Swing Eine Liste von mehrheitlich deutschsprachigen Büchern über Jazz & Swing.
Swing DJ & Music Resources
- 14 Tips To Become A (Better) Swing DJ Learn how to improve your Swing DJ skills.
- Great Music Sources For Swing DJs and Music Lovers A list where to find swing music, interesting not only for Swing DJs.
Music Library Organization
- TuneUp is a plug-in for iTunes and Windows Media Player to organize and repair your digital music library incl. removing duplicate content and adding album art. The plugin also offers music management and discovery tools within the iTunes interface. You can download and try TuneUp for free.
- Rinse A software with similar features as TuneUp. You can download and try Rinse for free.
- djay [App Store CH/EU | App Store US] is my new choice for Swing DJ’ing on the MacBook Pro. It has everything you need: it’s clear, simple and stable!
- djay for iPad [App Store CH/EU | App Store US] I’m currently experimenting with that one and it’s great fun so far.
- MediaMonkey Very popular among Windows users. MediaMonkey is a media organizer and manager for small to large libraries, with many different features. Free version available!
- Aris Allen Affordable dance shoes, especially for Balboa.
- Re-mix Vintage Shoes Another brand I adore. Beautiful shoes in the style of past times!
- Stacy Adams Men’s street shoes perfect for Swing dancing.
Learning an Instrument
- Jamorama Guitar Course Popular online guitar course for beginners
- Rocket Piano Online piano course, from the creators of Jamorama. Also available via mail (incl. books, DVDs & CDs).
- Pianoforall Online course to learn piano or keyboard. Riskfree 2 month-trial.
- Singorama Complete guide to learn to sing.
Technical Resources Website & Blogging
- If you’re interested in the technical side of setting up websites and blogging, then check out this separate resources list.