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Salsa term: Clave (Rhythm)

Most importan rhythm in Salsa. It consists of 5 beats. There is a big discussion about the adjustment of the 5 beats (amongst others 3-2 Clave or 2-3 Clave).

The Clave rhythm is mostly played with the »Claves. In recent times it is also played by the Timbalero (»Timbales player) by beating with sticks on the plastic-jam-block or at the side of the drum.



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