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#1 EllieD

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 17:17

I keep coming across tango rhythms in sight reading exercises - and I love it!! I'd really like to play a proper tango piece, but I don't know of any! Please does anyone know of any pieces? Around Grade 4 to 6 ish standard would be fine hopefully.


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#2 Hedgehog

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 17:29

There's a Tango in Grade 4 Trinity syllabus - very enjoyable. Tango passionis by Barbara Arens.


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 19:59

Ooo tango, love it!  I've got a book called It's Easy to to Play Tango.  Scrivimi is my favourite - here it is being played on an accordion, which is the closest rendition I could find on Youtube to the piano version in the book.  The standard of the pieces is maybe G3-G5.

 

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 20:07

There's 2 tangos in the Trinity, the one from 'True lies' por una cabenza is there too.  There's also an Albeniz Tango that often hits the grade 6 syllabus. 


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#5 EllieD

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 20:42

Thank you everyone! I shall look into those! smile.png

 

....  There's also an Albeniz Tango that often hits the grade 6 syllabus. 

 

Is that the Tango from Suite Espana Op 165 No.2? I found that on Youtube - it does look quite hard! I can keep it in mind though, I should be able to play it fairly soon if not now!   


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 22:01

"Blue tango" by Leroy Anderson is one of my favourites. There are various arrangements available. The Albeniz Tango is also a good one, especially in Godowsky's transcription, and isn't too difficult. That's one of my "party pieces".  biggrin.png  


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 00:30

the one from 'True lies' por una cabenza is there too.

It's also used in "Scent of a Woman." Al Pacino and Gabrielle Anwar dance to it. I play it sometimes.
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Posted 10 June 2018 - 14:31

I love Tom Lehrer's The Masochism Tango.  I'm doing it for my G8 Musical Theatre exam.  I'm not sure what grade the accompaniment would be, though.


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 16:18

I love Tom Lehrer's The Masochism Tango.  I'm doing it for my G8 Musical Theatre exam.  I'm not sure what grade the accompaniment would be, though.

Now I have to go and look for that.  :D


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#10 elemimele

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 20:39

...the facetious bit of me wants to know if there are Tango duets available...


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 20:41

There's a channel dedicated to Tango music on the online radio station Accuradio.  Go to the Latin channel and if you scroll down, you'll see a sub-channel for Tango : https://www.accuradio.com/latin-music.  OK it's not sheet music but it's good to listen to!


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#12 Ilewydh

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:55

...the facetious bit of me wants to know if there are Tango duets available...

 

M. Seiber "Easy" Dances come in Solo or duet editions and have three tangos as well as a paso doble and other dances.  They start from relatively straightforward and one of the tangos has a standard and an "easy version"


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:01

Probably too easy for Ellie D, but Pianotime Jazz duets book 1 has Cafe tango which is great fun. The teacher part has the Tango rhythm and it makes a lovely combination with the pupil part.
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 14:14

 

...the facetious bit of me wants to know if there are Tango duets available...

 

M. Seiber "Easy" Dances come in Solo or duet editions and have three tangos as well as a paso doble and other dances.  They start from relatively straightforward and one of the tangos has a standard and an "easy version"

 

This is a great book, the Tango that was set for grade 3 ages ago is in there as a duet its great :) 


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 15:28

.. and it takes two to...


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