As noted in one of my earlier questions, I'm trying to get back into Capoeira. I'm trying to practice for 20 minutes or so each day, just going through the movements on my own in an empty room (the classes in town, unfortunately, still have not worked with my current schedule), but I'm running into an unexpected area of difficulty, the most basic move of the ginga.
I asked about balance here, but the other problem, admittedly one that I had when I was actually taking classes, is how to move in rhythm to the music. I have decent rhythm overall, despite my wife's ribbing, but I can't quite get which movement happens on which beat. When I was taking classes, the general explanation I got was to "just go with the music" and to try to mirror the person opposite me. Still, it just never quite made sense to me. I'm an engineer and I have an easier time thinking in terms of discreet beats of timing.
I've tried looking up a few videos on YouTube, but they all seem to be of the "these are the gross movements you're doing... do them with a partner to the music" persuasion. Is there anywhere with better tips for getting it right than "just keep doing it and you'll figure it out"?
I'm currently at work, but I'll try to post some video tonight so that you can see what my current movement is like and hopefully coach me towards what I can do better.