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Antonio Rodio was a violinist, who played for several well known orchesta including Calo and Maffia. He formed his own orchestras in the 1940s and recorded 16 tracks including this one.
An examination of more complex structures of Argentine Tango music with analysis of Caminito and Poema.
In this article, we look at measures, phrases, rhythm and melody.
In this article we will learn about the basic structure of Argentine Tango with examinations of Carlos Di Sarli's "Bahia Blanca" and Juan D'Arienzo's "Pensalo Bien." We also compare these two songs in terms of tempo.
My goal here is to provide a well-rounded explanation of the structure of Argentine Tango music, with a focus on the dancer. I am dealing here with tango music that is meant for dancing, starting in the mid-1920s.
I often get asked about dancing to tangos with singers. The tango singer has had four distinctive roles over time:
National Singer (Cantor Nacional)
The Refrain Singer (Estbrillista)
The Orchestra Singer (Cantor de la Orchesta)
The Star Soloist
Most of the best dances of my life have been to Pugliese.
To dance to Pugliese, you need exceptional balance, patience and discipline (by both partners). It takes the ability to respect the silence and the moments between the steps. To dance Pu
Canyengue is one of the earliest forms of Tango and was probably the style that was taken over to Paris at the turn of the century. Here is a good demonstration of this style. It is very rhythmic and danced more into the ground than we dance tango to
The History of Argentine Tango: The first generation of tango musicians are commonly referred to as "La Guardia Vieja" (The Old Guard). The first Period of "La Guardia Vieja" lasted from approximately 1895 to 1910.