First, the approval of your posts is only needed for the first posts when they contain an URL. We sadly had to introduce this measure due to spam posters abusing otherwise our forum. As for your problem with the timing, I tend to think that this might be related to the idea of listening to the double clap bongo. I don't think I've heard this suggestion before anywhere to identify the music and especially the 1. May I ask where you've got that one from? So far for learning more about the structure of salsa music and especially (in my opinion better) ways to find the one, I would suggest to take a look at the following thread: Can't hear the beat ---- help please ! It contains some good information about finding the one, including links to an experiment one of our members did about 'Finding one over the wire' as well as good info about the music structure. Hope this helps you.