Salsa rhythm diagram
This graphic shows proper weight shift timing, clave rhythm, and more. Use it as a reference from material you’ll learn in class.
Video on learning to find the salsa beat
Salsa Beat Machine
The Salsa Beat Machine is a freely available online Salsa metronome. It can be used to improve your dance timing and feeling of the rhythm. It breaks down for you the different rhythmical patterns composing Salsa Music, using an intuitive mixer-like interface. An online visualizer tab let’s you visually associate the what you hear with the instrument that is currently playing.
Whether you are a beginner, “On-1” or “On-2” Salsa dancer, a musician, or just like listening to Latin Salsa music and love the Latin rhythms, you will find the Salsa Beat Machine useful for you. Understanding the Salsa rhythms has never been easier!
Download the free version of Virtual DJ to create playlists of music to dance to. It lets you “mix” your songs, by playing two or more tracks at the same time, adjust their relative speed so that their tempo will match, apply effects like loops etc, and crossfade from one side to the other.