The Tango

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  • Tango
    • Metre, Rhythm and Tempo
      • 2/4 time signature
        • 66 bpm
      • 4/4 time signature
        • 66 minims per minute
      • Jerky Rhythms
      • Syncopation, dotted rhythms and staccato notes.
    • Melody
      • Regular phrase lengths (2 or 4 bars)
      • Are chromatic and sound jazzy
      • Lyrical
    • Instru-mentation
      • Bandoneóns (accordion)
      • Violins
      • Piano
      • Double Bass
    • Types of Tango
      • Argentine Tango : Traditional tango from Argentina
      • Ballroom Tango : danced in American and European ballrooms
      • Tango Nuevo : Includes jazz and classical elements
      • Electro Tango : Influenced by electronic music
    • Key Information
      • Date of origin : late 19th century
      • Place of origin : Buenos Aires (Argentina)
      • Famous Composers : Roberto Firpo, Francisco Canaro and Astor Piazzola
      • Dance Steps : Paired dance in a close embrace. Upper body stays in the same position. Fast steps and stalking type of walk in legs.

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