Discussion in 'Salsa Music' started by Juanan, Oct 8, 2017.
Bachata romantico . Again, the chord structure does not fit Bolero
I like this game:
Nice. I generally don't like bachata because it always makes me think of whinging teenagers but JLG is always good and the second song is pretty even though I only understand Descemer
JLG leans towards the more Modern / Popp-ish / not-traditional Bachata. But in this case, it's more Bolero than it is Bachata.
The 2nd song is some sort of a Bolero-Pop Fusion...(and it odes have sections in spanish! )
I would definitely dance bolero to it above anything else. But I wonder if it is more specifically a bolero-son. this is where my musical knowledge is still incomplete
Just a bongo does not bachata make.
There's a Sneaky clave in there? And the second guitar is playing a pop rhythm, not a bachata one.
Too much syncop. for a Bolero
Easy..1.. Bolero...2.. bachata
So this is bolero as well ? Again I would dance bachata... JLG has a lot of them
I can understand you for not calling the 2nd one a Bolero,
but it is not a Bachata either.
Bolero is one of the ancestors of Bachata. (The other two: Son and Merengue).
Bachata music usually has three "levels" of "energy":
-Derecho: Lowest "level", and the may remind one of Bolero.
-Majao (J is pronounced like an H): Medium. More emphasis on the percussion.
-Mambo: The most energetic one: Feels more Merengue-ish. A good indication it is the mambo section would be the guira, playing more rapidly.
Here are some Bachatas: Compare them to the Bolero you've posted. (and while at it: play a game of guessing when the music switched "levels").
And Bolero is rooted by Danzon ( as is Mambo ). THe "Square " in dance has produced so much for one simple concept .
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