MIDI Styles Set 76: Salsa Moderna
This styles set is inspired by authentic Salsa performances by world-renowned recording artist Rebeca Mauleón. We can say for a fact that she wrote the book on Salsa – in fact, her book, The Salsa Guidebook by Rebeca Mauleón, (Sher Music, Inc), is considered by many to be the bible of Salsa.
Bomba Fast - Lively Puerto Rican [BOMBFST.STY]
Lively Puerto Rican bomba rhythm emphasizes 5-note Cu?
Bomba Medium - Puerto Rican [BOMBMED.STY]
Even 16 Salsa at a slightly slower tempo. Modern Puerto Rican setting, the timbales player handles the cu?
Conga Modern - Cuban Salsa [CONGMOD.STY]
Even 16 Cuban style w/ timbales in the bombo's role, accenting the 2+ on the low drum. Variety of bell parts and a 2-drum conga part. Piano and pass patterns insinuate traditional montuno and tumbao-playing. T=125
Cumbia Modern - Colombian [CUMBMOD.STY]
Even 8 Salsa, modern Colombian-style. Minimalist modern cumbias keep syncopated high drum pattern but replace the tambora with timbales playing the fills; repeated jam block pattern playing a 1/4 note followed by two 8th notes. T=190
Guaguanc?? Modern - Cuban dance [GUAGMOD.STY]
Even 16 Salsa style.?
Guaracha with 2-3 Clave pattern [GUARA23.STY]
Modern Cuban Guaracha with 2-3 clave rhythm, the primary style played in salsa music.?
Guaracha with 3-2 Clave pattern [GUARA32.STY]
Even 8 Salsa Style.?
Latin Jazz Cha Cha [LJ_CHA.STY]
Even 8 Salsa Cha Cha with a Jazz flavor, more syncopated overall accompaniment style
Merengue Fast - Modern Dominica [MERFAST.STY]
This fast, modern Dominican merengue features several breaks and stops, and a more on-the-beat feel with the bass.?
Merengue Slow - Modern [MERSLOW.STY]
Even 16 Salsa.?
Mozambique Cuban - Modern Salsa [MOZCUBA.STY]
Even 16th post-revolutionary Cuban Mozambique style w/ distinctive 16th-note push into beat 3 of each bar.?
Mozambique NYC Modern Salsa [MOZNYC.STY]
The New York version of Mozambique simplifies the bombo parts.?
Plena Fast - Puerto Rican Salsa [PLENAFST.STY]
Even 8 feel.?
Plena Medium - Puerto Rican [PLENAMED.STY]
The simple Plena rhythm is traditionally played on Panderos or Panderetas (frame drums).?
Songo 4 - Fast Modern Cuban Sal [SONGO4.STY]
Even 8, busier, faster and more syncopated than the more Salsa-oriented Guaracha, this Cuban Songo style features more variation on the congas and timbales.?
Son Montuno with 3-2 Clave patte [SONMN32.STY]
Fast even 8th feel.?
Timba - Modern Cuban Salsa [TIMBA.STY]
Even 8th feel.?
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