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.