Re: speed of Salsa Posted by terence2 2/15/2008 4:53:00 AM
My friend-- have been teaching Salsa/ mambo for 50 yrs-- it is NEVER easier to produce the desired foundational work with too slow a tempo-- the recordings i use, are fairly universal in their acceptance-- and is always more acceptable to the beginners ( I introduce various speeds, and they always go for the mid range )
the common mistake today? many people " Teaching?" salsa, that have no music or dance background-- hence the wrong musical choices . . from a technical standpoint , all slower dances require more control and salsa is not designed ( for the beginner ) to handle the slower speeds like Cuban Son.