clave

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Clave is a way of feeling and measuring time.

Most conventional music is in 4/4 time.

This is the tempo we often tap our feet to.

Clave music measures 4/4 time with 3's.

So in normal 4/4 time,

4 + 4 = 8.

In Clave time it is divided like this:

3 + 3 + 2 = 8.

This remaining 2 gives Clave music an elliptical feel,

as the tempo seems to accelerate as it comes around to the 1.

Because of this elliptical quality,

Clave music has a cyclical feel and understanding of time,

as opposed to a conventional 4/4 time,

which has a more linear understanding of time.

This cyclical time leads us into the mystic.

GSol is Clave music.