unless you have mastered the fine art of doing glissandos with you foot (and screwed your 13 year old cousin), you will never grasp the true essence of the jerry lee lewis experience.

when doing glissandos with the foot, it should be  noted that they are 99% of the time descending glissandos.

comfortable footwear should be worn, and the soles of the shoes should be smooth with no ridges or hobnails.

when executing foot glissandi, care must be taken to avoid hitting any part of the heel to the keys (especially with keys made of real ivory) and the flat of the sole (just below the ball of the foot) is the area of the foot which has the most control in such cases.

you will soon become aware that the the tension in the leg increases as the foot nears the body, not to worry - this is perfectly natural.

a certain amount of compensation for angle is required much the same as the violinist's wrist must constantly change position in order to always keep the bow evenly perpendicular to the strings.

as with all musical execution, your actions must be both deliberate and precise. a sloppy foot glissando can result in injury to the instrument or your hamstring or both.

do not attempt to perform this action on stage in public without having judiciously practiced the technique to the point of mastery.

once you feel comfortable with this highly advanced form of glissando, you may begin experimenting with variations utilizing other body parts such as the "jamie cullum butt-gliss", playing keys with your nose ("nositional visualization"), and the ever popular left-elbow "roar" so commonly found in tunes like "tiger rag" and "granpa's spells".

and if you end up in the emergency room because of the above advice, i will disavow any knowledge of this conversation.
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