Pugliese recorded Nochero Soy in 1956. It is typical of his style: contrasting lyrical segments with crisp rhythmically accented ones; question and answer using different s and rhythmic pattterns; a driving beat alternating with an almost non-perceptible one; relatively complex harmonic progressions and fast ; superb , a variety of colours achieved through use of contrasting entire sections and solo instruments.
I’ll sync Pugliese’s recording with the score and provide some analysis at a later time. There is much to say about this music. The above comments barely scrape the surface.
For now, here is a Youtube clip.
And here is the score, which will play using Noteflight’s synthesized piano. The menu is active. Feel free to print or download the score (print to pdf). The original came from todotango.com. I added the harmonies and identified the major s and s. Note the strings/violin passage and the bandoneon variacion are unharmonized, as per the original source. Maybe at a later date I’ll add in some of the harmonies and rhythmic accompaniments Pugliese plays under them.
Tessitura is a term used to describe two things, both concerning pitches in a melody or portion of music. One aspect specifically describes the pitch range, for example from the lowest to highest note in a melody. The other aspect is the music's overall pitch level, its register, such as mostly low sounding notes or mostly high sounding notes.
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Harmonic rhythm is the rate harmonies, or chords, change.
Harmonies may change at a regular pace, for example on the first beat of every bar; that being a slow harmonic rhythm. Or there may be more than one harmony within the bar, a faster harmonic rhythm, or the harmony may last for more than one bar, a very slow harmonic rhythm.
When the harmonic rhythm is slow, changing only on beat one for example, the music feels regular and evenly flowing. When the harmonic rhythm is fast the musical character has more action and movement. Typically during more dramatic moments and at cadences the harmonic rhythm increases.
(The elements of harmony are complex. See Harmony for more detailed explanation with music and audio samples).
Orchestration or instrumentation is how the instruments are used; which instruments are playing at any given time and what is their function, such as melodic, accompaniment, creating the pulse, linking phrases (fills).
Sections are the top level element of music's form. They are the the large building blocks of tango music, typically lasting around thirty seconds or so. Each section is a unique segment of music, having a distinct musical character.
Tango music has two, occasionally three, primary sections, which we may label “A”, “B”, “C”. Sometimes there is an "Introduction", "Bridge", a short section between two larger ones, or "Coda", a short concluding section.
Usually each section will be played consecutively in order (A then B then C), followed by various other orderings. Typically in tango songs each section is played instrumentally then each is sung, then section A is played instrumentally: A-B-A (vocal)-B (vocal)-A. But there are many exceptions and other possibilities.
Phrases exist within a section.
A short section of music with a clear start and end quality, with a consistent or complementary musical character. Generally, the character is different from what comes after or precedes it, anywhere from subtly to very obvious. more...