Answers to "Test Your Knowledge"

  1. The double line separates the 4 beats in a "musician's measure". Two measures comprise the 8 beat salsa phrase.

  2. Beat one gets the greatest emphasis.

  3. Three steps coincide with the clave when dancing "on 1". They are beats 1,6 and 7.

  4. Again, three of the dancer's steps will coincide with the clave. They are beats 4, 6, and 7.

  5. On beats 6 and 7, the clave is always struck and dances take a step, no matter if they are dancing "on one" or "on two".

  6. Since the clave is struck three times in the first measure, the chart represents a 3-2 clave rhythm.

  7. the conga rhythm is called "tumbao".

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