Category Archives: Syncopation & Tango Rhythms

Habanera Variations

There are two parts to this post. The first explains the relationship between the habanera rhythms, the second provides a few examples of them as used in the tango repertoire.   Habanera Variations & Syncopation The habanera rhythm has several … Continue reading

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The Habanera Rhythm

The Habanera and Its Variations The habanera rhythm and a couple of closely related variations are quintessential tango s: How the variations are musicaly derived from the original habanera, and where the syncopations occur in each form, is explained in … Continue reading

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Syncopation & Tango Rhythms

Syncopation is a distinguishing feature of tango music, and as listeners and dancers we need to have a good understanding about what it is, especially what it sounds like. An elaborate musicological definition isn’t required; a simple one as it … Continue reading

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