Posted by: Glenelg Guitar Studio | July 15, 2013

13 Tangos – here’s just one of them

Hi Everyone,

If you like Tangos please read on.

It’s not hyperbole to say that Astor Piazzolla is the single most important figure in the history of tango, a towering giant whose shadow looms large over everything that preceded and followed him. Piazzolla’s place in Argentina’s greatest cultural export is roughly equivalent to that of Duke Ellington in jazz — the genius composer who took an earthy, sensual, even disreputable folk music and elevated it into a sophisticated form of high art.

Piazzolla wrote most of his tangos for a quintet that consisted of bandoneon, piano, violin, electric guitar and bass. The bandoneon was developed by Heinrich Band in the 1840’s. Although invented in Germany, it quickly made its way to Argentina and became synonymous with the Argentine tango.

The Bandoneon

I hope you enjoy this one which is called “Sensuel”, and I think it is.

If you would like to explore the rhythmic and enticing rhythms and music from Latin America please let me know, next time we get together.




  1. Hi Leigh Just thought I’d let you know I’m enrolled for the course again this Sun!! A girlfriend wanted to do it so talked me into going as well! Don’t expect me to be any more experienced though – haven’t really touched the guitar much since last course! Cheers Leona

    • Hi Leona,
      Thanks for your email.I look forward to catching up with you again at the WEA this Sunday, and good on you for doing it with a friend!

  2. Nicely Done Mr F…. I enjoyed the video very much..

    • Hola Senor Leigh,


      You had me TANGOing with my mop around the flat!

      Aye yi yi yi yi!


      Buenas Dias, Amigo!

      Hugh (the 82 year ol’ Codger & see you Domenico, Senor, i.e., lf I am still alive.,)

    • Thankyou Dave.

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