What is Swing (jazz groove)?

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    In Jazz ,
    Swing is a feeling which comes from the pulse being divided into one long note and one short note.
    The long note is the "on" beat (important beat) and the short beat is the "off" beat and adds complexity to the music.

    ( not only because of the uneven feel, but also because tension notes can be placed on the off beat called grace notes AKA leading tones AKA embellishments. these notes on the off beat are typically set up as a half step resolution ( like from the V7 to I GBDF to CEGB) the B to C and the F to E are strong resolutions)

    How swing works is you divide the measure into triplets. the long note takes up the length of 1 and 2 counts, the short (swung) beat takes up the 3 count 123,123,123,123 (Tick,ti,Tick,ti,Tick,ti,Tick,ti)

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    Source
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swing_(jazz_performance_style)
     
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