So... Schemes?

Schemes

A scheme is a basic repertory of moves, for a given style and community.

It's like the list canonized by SalsaNor. Salsaddiction's list is another. Jose Barretto describes calling paradigms that you could also consider schemes.

We've done some basic schemes. And we will add calls on request. If you are a "wizard" creating schemes of your own, you can share them via our site too.

For example... we've done a separate scheme for salsa suelta: it has it's own moves.

And as you can imagine... other uses are possible!

Users

Users come in two flavors for this program. Wizards create the schemes and beats... Callers use them when they choreograph a rueda... without seeing the details.

CALLERS:

You'll chose an existing scheme that you are interested in... say, "normal basic rueda".

The key requirement to start is a beats file. That enables you to set moves and have them called automatically at the right time.

You can download the beats files from our website, use the "Get More" tab. The beats files are made by Wizards who revel in the technical details.

Once you download the beats files, you will see them listed on your Songs tab -- on the Loader screen.

That list will show a yellow "Get" icon, unless you already have the song on your hard drive. The Get icon links to an online music store, wherer you can buy and download MP3 or M4A files.

You should purchase the identical recommeneded music file. If you don't, it's very likely the tempo will not match the beats file!

After you download the songs you want, move them to your Music directory. Go to the songs tab... load them, and build your rueda calling sequence.

See the Intro video for hints.

If you'd prefer your music elsewhere than the Music folder, RuedaMatic needs to be told where. Just load the song using the Browse button, and RuedaMatic will remember.

You can also send your song and your chosenb moves "To Your Android device"... and play it wherever you go, probably plug it into a sound system at a studio or a club.

WIZARDS:

Wizards build the schemes, with all their moves, durations, comments. They may also build beats files for new songs, and share them via this website.

See the "Wizards" page for more information.