Posted by: Glenelg Guitar Studio | August 31, 2013


Hi Everyone,

Here is Artisane, the second of thirteen tangos by Astor Piazolla. The first one is here. It is one of my classical favourites and I hope that you enjoy it.

“Tango is a style of ballroom dance music in 2/4 or 4/4 time that originated among European immigrant populations of Argentina and Uruguay.  Tango soon began to gain popularity in Europe, beginning in France. Superstar Carlos Gardel soon became a sex symbol who brought the tango to new audiences, especially in the United States, due to his sensual depictions of the dance on film.”

In the 1920s, tango moved out of the lower-class brothels and became a more respectable form of music and dance. Bandleaders like Roberto Firpo and Francisco Canaro dropped the flute and added a double bass in its place. Lyrics were still typically macho, blaming women for countless heartaches, and the dance moves were still sexual and aggressive.

Sure, Tango is part of any classical guitarist learning but it is also evolving into areas of modern music. Check out the growling Tom Waits which is included in this post for a taste of the modern.

Catch up soon

PS. Video is best watched in 480 quality or higher.


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