- Listen to our song for this semester and see if you can hear the clave & tumbao. Listen to the song multiple times, and focus on a specific instrument. Which instruments hit the 2 & 6?
- (Optional) Purchase the Salsa Rhythm app for iPhone ($1.99)
- Continue practicing the basic
- Continue practicing the tumbao rhythm
- One of the key rhythms found in salsa music
- Good way to locate the 2 or 6 in the music
- If the 3 beat pattern falls on the beginning of the music, we call it 3-2 Clave. If you start the pattern with the 2 beats, we call it 2-3 Clave.
- The standard counts (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) are called down beats
- When we want to count in-between these counts, we say “AND” (1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 & 7 & 8 &)
- These in-between counts are known as up beats or syncopated beats
- The counts for 3-2 clave are: 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 & 7 & 8 &
- The counts for 2-3 clave are: 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 & 7 & 8 &
- Importance of push-pull connection
- Leaders lead with your frame vs your arms
- It is the follower’s responsibility to hold on to the leader. Leaders, do not squeeze the follower’s hand.
Why is it helpful to listen for the clave?
What is the difference between 2-3 clave and 3-2 clave?
What are the counts for 2-3 and 3-2 clave?
What is an up beat vs a down beat?
Who’s responsibility is it to hold on during partnerwork?
As much as possible, the leader should lead with their __________?