Four Latin Rhythms – Salsa, Guajira, Son Montuno and Cha Cha Cha

Learning to recognize and interpret the different rhythms in music is an important step to improving in dance.  In the video below, Mitchell Herrera breaks down several latin rhythms: Salsa, Guajira, Son Montuno and Cha Cha Cha.  It’s a very quick lesson, but it will help train your ear to recognize which rhythm is being performed – which will help you know how to dance to the song.  As Mitchell points out, the examples he gives are very basic, but they provide a template for each rhythm.

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Below are examples of songs that include each particular rhythm.

SALSA


GUAJIRA


SON MONTUNO


CHA CHA CHA

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