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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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Syncopation

Notes played between the primary s or emphasizing usually weak beats, such as 2 and 4; in tango almost always as part of a rhythmic pattern. Often the syncopated notes are emphasized or accented in a style, but not necessarily so. … Continue reading

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