Tango. A paired dance
What? Dramatic, Powerful, Paired Latin Dance.
Where? Buenos Aires, Argentina.
When? Late 1800s, later Tango Nuevo then Electro Tango.
Who? Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Gardel.
Tempo Moderate Tempo.
2 or 4 beats in a bar. Dotted rhythms, syncopated, staccato, accented.
Bandoneon (like an accordion).
Strings - violin, cello, guitar, percussion.
Paired, passionate, sensual, entwined legs, exaggerated movements, cheek to cheek, close.
Venue / Location - Bars
AoS3 Tango - Traded Tips
Tempo - Medium, steady, consistent tempo.
Rhythm - 2/4 or 4/4. Syncopated dotted rhythms.
Articulation - Strong accents on first beat of bar. Often staccato. (Detached)
Dynamics - Often loud - but can also have quiet 'sensitive' sections.
Expression - Dramatic!
Devices - Rising, dotted bass line.
Texture - Melody and accompaniment.
Instruments - Bandoneon, Strings, Piano, Guitar.
Pitch - Varied
Structure - Binary common. Often written as songs with vocal melody.
Other...Argentina. Tonality - Minor Key Common.