Ingenious: this is how you correct the audience when they're clapping on the wrong beat

25 May 2016, 15:41

harry connick clapping

Harry Connick Jr. shows us how to make your audience clap on the right beat of the bar. And it's so clever...

Boogie-woogie enthusiast and occasional actor Harry Connick Jr. has an extremely clever way of getting his audience to clap on the right beat of the bar.

Most audiences, for dark reasons hitherto unresearched, tend to clap on the first and third beats of every 4/4 bar, and it sounds lame. Well, Harry has had enough. Watch what he does in this educational video to get them back on two and four:

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