hi...Im a beginner musician&dancer looking to understand the following conundrum:
During salsa dancing the steps/rhythm pattern is:
left, right, left, rest, right, left, right, rest.
And is counted:
However, as far as I understand it, generally this doesnt 'really' occur in the music. So apparently (acc. dance teachers) one just feels it.
At times I do feel it, it just somehow resolves in, or is imagined by, the body, but it seems hit and miss...I dont know what Im listening for.
So firstly can somebody explain this for me, so that I can get my head around it and have a better idea what Im listening for?
And secondly how does this 'imaginary rhythm pattern' emerge from the clave, pulse and montunos?
Sorry about the vagueness of the questions...
many thanks for any help!