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Tango Arrangements – Part 1

Would you like to learn the basic guidelines for developing a Tango arrangement?

In this course I am going to share with you all my knowledge and experience linked to the role of the musical arranger in Tango.


Part 1

Teacher: Ariel Pirotti
Modality: On Line
35 lessons of original content

This tango course is aimed at English-speaking students and focuses on providing the knowledge and skills to approach the composition of tango arrangements aesthetically, stylistically and technically. Originally recorded in Spanish, the course has been translated into English with subtitles. The course begins with an analysis of the elements that coexist and shape a musical arrangement. It covers the essential technical aspects of the genre, its development and notation within an arrangement, as well as the general planning of the work and the study of compositional tools. The course is divided into 8 video modules that participants can watch at their convenience. It is asynchronous and includes subtitles in English.

Course program:

- Basic orchestral roles
- Melody in Tango
- Phrasing
- Solo, Soli and Tutti
- Melodic ornamentation
- Articulation and phrasing (notation and analysis)
- Melody on the piano (different arrangements and notation)
- Bass lines
- Lower limit of intervals
- Mixed ringtones
- Ornamentation on the bass lines
- Common harmonic uses in Tango
- Reharmonization processes
- Counterpoint
- Bandoneon, instrumentology, notation and analysis