Latin Music: Rhythm, Dance, Instruments & Characteristics


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In Latin music, what is the clave?

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1. What are the main types of clave?

2. How are the various Latin dances similar?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Latin music has several distinct characteristics. See if you know what they are by answering quiz questions about claves and the signature group of instruments used in Latin music.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these practice questions about:

  • Rhythmic patterns found in Latin music
  • Instruments that are fundamental to the sounds of Latin music
  • The relationship between Latin songs and dance

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - show that you read and understood the lesson on Latin music by answering questions about rhythm and instruments
  • Interpreting information - read the lesson and interpret information about Latin dance
  • Defining key concepts - choose the correct definition of key terms such as clave

Additional Learning

Find out even more about Latin music by reading the corresponding lesson called Latin Music: Rhythm, Dance, Instruments & Characteristics. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The geographic origin of Latin music
  • Two types of basic Latin rhythms
  • How Latin music uses a mixture of instruments and sounds from several traditions
  • Which type of instrument is typically used in Latin melodies and harmonies
  • Examples of Latin dances