Writing in Salsa Styles

Course Number
CW-225
Description

A study of rhythmic styles of contemporary salsa music, including characteristics of instrumentation and the unique clave rhythmic pattern. Specific rhythmic styles analyzed will include mambo, son montuno, guajiro, bomba, merengue, and songo, among others. Musical scores of Eddie Palmieri, Juan Luis Guerra, Oscar D'León, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, and many others will be analyzed. Students will create melodies as well as piano, guitar, bass, and percussion rhythmic patterns; they will write brass instrumental sections using the clave rhythmic pattern.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
AR-112
Required Of
None
Electable By
All B.M. and P.D. students
Major Elective for
Contemporary Writing and Production
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring
Location
Boston
Department
CWP
Course Chair
Andrea Pejrolo
Taught By
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