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Tango in Depth

A blog about classical tango music

Habanera Rhythm in Tango – Where Did It Come from and Where Did It Go to?

by Heikki 17. April 2021 19:49
As tango lovers we all know the habanera rhythm, don’t we - pamm padam pam... [More]

Orlando Goñi and his Marcación Bordoneada

by Heikki 5. February 2021 12:36
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing was the credo of Duke Ellington... [More]

The Secret Weapon of Orquesta Típica Victor

by Heikki 20. January 2021 14:23
There was a secret behind the groovy beat of Orquesta Típica Victor... [More]

What's the difference with Finnish tango?

by Heikki 12. June 2014 23:36
It seems that Finnish tango musicians have kind of reinvented Latin music in a way that suits the Finnish temper. [More]

Di Sarli vs. Pugliese: Contrasting Views on Beat and Tempo

by Heikki 5. June 2014 01:14
Carlos Di Sarli and Osvaldo Pugliese belong to the big names of the Golden Era of tango. Although they both made very melodic music, they developed their distinctive styles that differ from each other in many respects. In this post we discuss their differences in handling beat and tempo. [More]

Tiempos viejos y nuevos: A Short History of Tempo

by Heikki 23. December 2012 00:32
There are many factors that affect your sensation of music. The basic thing that dictates the feeling of liveliness vs. calmness or lightness vs. heaviness more than anything else is, of course, tempo, i.e. the simple beats-per-minute rate of the musical pulse. [More]

Welcome to Tango in Depth

by Heikki 14. December 2012 00:40
    “It takes two to tango” goes the common saying. I woul... [More]
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