[Tango-L] What is tango

robin tara robinctara at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 11:05:35 EST 2008

I like your analysis of how we recognize a tango.

Here's a  story. I once knew a little girl, named Lily. She and her mother
spent a lot of time at my house when I was first learning tango. She was
about three years old. One morning, a classical music program aired some
music by Piazzolla, Lily looked up in surprise and said "Mommy, listen.
They're playing a tango." Her mother was even more surprised, but I wasn't
because Lily is one of those special people who has a natural understanding
of music. She is now 15 and just starred in her high school's production of
Annie - along with my dog, Rubi in the role of Sandy.

Robin Tara

On 2/21/08, Sergio Vandekier <sergiovandekier990 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> When you hear the very first few beats of a musical composition you
> immediately recognize if the music is popular or classical, if it is a
> foxtrot, a cha-cha or a tango, etc, and also you recognize who wrote that
> particular piece of music and who the singer is.
> This is a process that is unconscious.  It has to do, in great part, with
> previous education and training.

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