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  • Tango
    • Dance steps
      • Abrubt head turns and leg kicks followed by flowing passages
      • steps heavily based on improvisation
      • Danced anti clockwise around the outside o the ballroom
      • Danced in an embrace
    • Instruments
      • Played with a sextet
      • 2 violins
      • Piano
      • 2 bandoneons
      • Double bass
    • Origins
      • 1880's in slums and bars of Buenos Aires, Argentina
      • Tango Nuevo- classical and jazz influeneces
      • Electro Tango - electric and traditional
    • Characteristics
      • Accented notes
      • Nostalgic lyrics
      • 4 beats in a bar
      • Melancholy mood
      • Syncopated ostinato
      • Staccato followed by smooth passages
      • Sudden dynamic changes
      • Use of glissandos
    • Composers
      • Stravinsky
      • Satie
      • Albeniz
      • Cage

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