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Salsaddict



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:24 pm    Post subject: Musicality Reply with quote

Hi everyone, I am trying to get into salsa music more and really understand the different instruments, the rhythm, etc. Does anyone have any tips or advice for this as I am not a musician and it is difficult for me to hear the diffetenet instruments. Your help would be good!
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Kimberlita



Joined: 09 Oct 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From my perspective, I don't really listen to the instruments in particular. MOre so I experiment with the different beats and the breaks and nuances in the song as a whole.
If salsa is an 8 beat dance, that means there are 8 whole beats to play with in terms of footsteps.

Basically a good way to get used to the music is to sit down and listen to some salsa. Then try to clap along with the 1 and the 5, then experiment clapping with the 2 and the 6. Then try clapping to the beat of the clave (the undertone rhythm 1,2, 3....1,2) Once you can master clapping to the beat that you like, try moving your feet to those beats.
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