Practice Your Salsa Ear!

Last year I volunteer taught some salsa classes with my girlfriend, Kat, at the Georgia Tech Salsa Club. What we found was that one of the hardest parts of picking up salsa for many beginners is hearing the beats in the music. Of course there are other hard things about learning salsa, but at least if you can hear the beats you can start moving in synch. So, I set out the build a little interactive app, called the Salsa Beat Trainer, to help beginners train their ears to the music. The idea is pretty simple: listen to music and tap the 1 and the 5 keys when those beats occur in the music. You get some feedback for how you’re doing, and if you really need help you can turn on hints to make it easier. Try it out here.