Tag Archives: Tango Syncopation

Habanera

A syncopated rhythmic pattern used in the Cuban Habanera dance which became the underlying pulse of milonga and early tango. There are a few versions used in tango: The 1st variation is the most commonly heard syncopated rhythm in tango … Continue reading

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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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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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