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Which two music styles did salsa combine? Son and Big Band Jazz
Name the American city Salsa originated in New York
Name the country Salsa originated in Cuba
Name the 3 sections of a salsa piece verse, montuno, mambo
Give some examples of salsa percussion Maracas, bongos, guiro, clave, congo, timbale,
The call and response takes place between which sections of a salsa band? Choro and Sonero (chorus and solist)
What language are salsa lyrics usually in? Spanish
Which instruments normally play the tune in a salsa piece? Brass instruments- e.g. trumpets, saxophones etc.
What is the time signature of salsa music? 4/4
What are feature of the rhythm in salsa? Ostinato, syncopation, clave rhythms, lots of layers
What is an ostinato? A repeated pattern
Is the choro or sonero the solo singer? The sonero
Describe the dance of salsa Close partner dance, but sometimes dancers move away to showcase their skills, dance is sensual and provocative
What tonality is a piece of Salsa music usually in? Major
What is a guiro? A shaped block of wood, scraped with a stick
What are Claves? Two wooden sticks which are hit together to play the clave rhythm
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