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OCR Music GCSE

Tango

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In which country did Tango originate? Argentina
In which decade did Tango experience a surge in popularity? 1920s
Name a few specific styles of Tango Argentinian, Ballroom, Tango Nuevo, Electro Tango, and Uruguayan
What tonality is Tango music normally composed in? Minor
Name some typical Tango instruments Bandoneon, Violin, Cello, Piano, Spanish Guitar, Double Bass
Name a famous Tango musician Roberto Firpo, Francisco Canaro, Carlos Gardel or Astor Piazolla
Tango has a melody line and accompaniment, what is the word for the texture this gives? Homophonic
The Tango melody is often 'passed around' between different instruments, but which instruments are most likely to have this tune? Bandoneon, Violin or Piano (sometimes Spanish Guitar)
What time signature is Tango usually in? 2/4 or 4/4
Describe the dance steps in the Tango Limbs are entwined together, the couple move slowly and gracefully across the floor. To add drama, head flicks and sharp angular movements are used
Describe the mood of the Tango Sensual and seductive
The Tango has a strongly accented main beat, what is the symbol used under a note on a stave to show that it is accented? >
The Bandoneon is similar to what instrument? The accordion
Jerky rhythms are common in Tango, suggest two musical features which would give a 'jerky' feel Syncopation and staccato
Tango melodies are usually quite lyrical, which means their pitch is much _______ than the accompaniment Higher
Tango melodies are often chromatic. What does this mean? They move between semitones- this gives them a jazzy feel!
What is a Tango Nuevo? Includes Classical and Jazz elements
Created by: bethysav