Claves

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Claves Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Claves Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Claves (Spanish word: second e is sounded) are percussion instruments. They are small wooden sticks made of tropical hardwood. They are used in pairs. They are traditionally heard in Cuban music, e.g. salsa.

In Cuban music they often repeat a special rhythm called clave (pronounce: "CLAH-ve").

The usual way of playing claves is to hold one clave lightly between the thumb and the fingertips with the palm of the hand facing upwards, or to cradle the clave in the hand. The other, held with the other hand, hits it.



Claves Sample Sentences in News


  • Orca seen playing with Hector's dolphins in Akaroa
    In a very rare sight, a female Orca and her two claves were seen playing with a pod of Hector’s dolphins in Akaroa yesterday afternoon. Read more on this news related to 'Claves'

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