Salsa

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  • Created on: 24-05-14 18:42
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  • Salsa
    • Origins
      • Combination of 'son' and big-band jazz.
      • 1960s/1970s
      • New York - Largest Latin American community.
      • Willie Colon, Celia Cruz.
    • Rhythm
      • Clave - basic rhythm.
      • Son clave rhythm - group of 3 notes and group of 2 notes.
    • Instruments
      • Combination of son and big-band instruments.
      • FRONT LINE
        • Trombones
        • Trumpets
        • Saxophones
        • Play the tune
      • RHYTHM SECTION
        • Congas
        • Timables
        • Bongos
        • Maracas
        • Drum Kit
      • ACCOMPANIMENT
        • Piano
        • Spanish/Bass Guitar
      • VOCALS
        • Soneros (Lead singers)
        • Choro (Chorus)
    • The Salsa Tune
      • 1. Verse
        • Main tune
        • Sung by the Sonero or played by an instrumentalist
      • 2. Montuno
        • Chorus
        • Sonero or lead instrumentalist improvises and the choro or other instrumentalists answer.
      • 3. Mambo
        • Break between choruses.
        • New music material (e.g. different chords/tune)
        • Often played by front line.
    • Dance steps
      • Closed position
      • Improvise
      • Leader steps forward on the first beat whilst his partner steps back, then they return to their original places.
      • Move in time with each other and the music.

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