This song it's a bachata or a bolero? (Entre sabanas blancas de Leoni Torres y Omi Hernandez)

Discussion in 'Salsa Music' started by Juanan, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. terence

    terence Maestro 'Descarga' Cachao

    Bachata romantico . Again, the chord structure does not fit Bolero
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  2. Dissonant Harmony

    Dissonant Harmony Rhythm Deputy

    I like this game:


  3. timberamayor

    timberamayor Maestro 'Guaguanco' Rodríguez

    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 :)
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  4. Dissonant Harmony

    Dissonant Harmony Rhythm Deputy

    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! :p)
  5. canei

    canei Son Montuno

    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
  6. canei

    canei Son Montuno

    Pop bolero.

    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.
  7. terence

    terence Maestro 'Descarga' Cachao

    LOL !!!
  8. terence

    terence Maestro 'Descarga' Cachao

    Too much syncop. for a Bolero
  9. terence

    terence Maestro 'Descarga' Cachao

    Easy..1.. Bolero...2.. bachata
  10. Tomm

    Tomm Tumbao

    So this is bolero as well ? Again I would dance bachata... JLG has a lot of them
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  11. Dissonant Harmony

    Dissonant Harmony Rhythm Deputy

    I can understand you for not calling the 2nd one a Bolero,
    but it is not a Bachata either.
  12. Dissonant Harmony

    Dissonant Harmony Rhythm Deputy

    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"). :)



    Found this:
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  13. terence

    terence Maestro 'Descarga' Cachao

    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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  14. veldrane

    veldrane Changui

    wow one of my favourite song... Anyway when i was in santiago de cuba and took some lessons of Son this track was used for practicing very often.To be honest I cant imagine dance bachata on it

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