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Regional Tangos 

I'm looking into Tangos for the first time and am interested in finding out about the regional variations. The only Tangos (ignoring the irrelevant Argentinian variety) I am familiar with is the type sung by Camaron. What region is his type, what makes it so, and how do the different regional styles differ? Is it rhythm or chord changes or melodies, or a combination of all three?

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 15 2004 6:50:50

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RE: Regional Tangos (in reply to Rob

From what I understand, sub catagories of the main palos are defined by the song.
The chords and syncopation of the main rhythm may be the same or vary according to a particular performer's style, but not necessarily due to regional influences.
As far as I know, the guitar does not have any regional styles, only the song.
Estela Zatania (Zata) is a font of knowledge on this subject and I'm sure she can point you in the right direction.
I would say if you want to research this subject in any depth though, (as you have Early Scottish music), you would need a fair knowledge of the Spanish language.

Here's a couple of links to begin with:-


  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 15 2004 8:51:21

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RE: Regional Tangos (in reply to Rob

In my guide to Andalusian Flamenco it says "TANGO: guitar playing with a rhythm based on three-four with flamenco cadence in general, except the Triana style ( mninor tones) and the Malaga style ( major tones). "

In another section it goes on to talk about Tangos de Cadiz being accomapnied by modal tones. (I wonder if this apply to Cameron). Granada also has a style which is played Por Arriba to a slower rhythm. On the CD they include examples of Tangos de Granada, Tangos de Triana, Tangos del Piyayo and Tangos extremeños.

And just to get a plug in for Emilio Maya :) he has a Tango on his new album called 'De Caramelo' sung by Marina Hereida and Victor El Charico, it is quite infectious.



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