A Monkey Swing is when you loop off one bend into a neighbouring hole. You can continue the journey bending reeds as you go. Alternatively you can swing right back to where you just came from, sustaining the original bend for your return. Monkey swings can be used at the top or bottom of the harp, wherever there is a bend or ‘vine’ to grab hold of. If you are unsure what this actually sounds like, we should probably use some examples.
Basic Monkey Swing
Itty Bitty Pretty One
Low End Combination Monkey Swings
9 Below Zero / Swing Job
Middle Range Combination Swings
Top End Combination Monkey Swings
Dog House / 9 Below Zero