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waltzelf
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« on: April 17, 2009, 12:30:56 AM »

In this thread we recommend music - the more obscure the better!


I'll start - Moon and Moon by Bat for Lashes is a STUNNING V. Waltz.
Stunning stunning stunning. We'll be using it for our showpieces from now on.


Two Planets by the same band is quite a classy Tango too.

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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2009, 08:19:59 PM »

appasionata - secret garden is a great modern waltz
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009, 10:06:32 PM »

i like secret garden.

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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009, 11:05:05 PM »

Yes that is a very popular one.

as Is the Michael Jackson song, which I dont know the name at the moment

i like secret garden.


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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2009, 02:27:35 PM »

please can we have links to where we can sample this music
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2009, 02:50:59 PM »

Just came across a song that would be really interesting for a cha-cha or a hustle: Aphex Twin, "Xtal".
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2009, 09:17:35 AM »

I was thinking that no-one chooses to dance tango because of the music. Liking the music, if you're lucky, comes later.

but one example of music that makes me want to dance is Arvo Part's Tabula Rasa. Another is Balanescu Quartet version of The Model ( Kraftwerk)
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2009, 09:32:00 PM »

In this thread we recommend music - the more obscure the better!


I'll start - Moon and Moon by Bat for Lashes is a STUNNING V. Waltz.
Stunning stunning stunning. We'll be using it for our showpieces from now on.


Two Planets by the same band is quite a classy Tango too.



I listened to the preview of these songs on iTunes and Moon and Moon seemed a bit on the slow side for VW? Is that right? Couldn't hear a tango in "Two Planets". Are iTunes previews misleading?
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2009, 06:17:00 PM »

 Cool 8)I started a new board for all music issues in the General area.  Does anyone mind if I move this there? Cool Cool
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2009, 09:49:58 PM »

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as Is the Michael Jackson song, which I dont know the name at the moment
Earth Song, Michael Jackson - 
Album: HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I
Tempo: 29bars/m
Lenght: 6:46
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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2009, 10:38:18 PM »

For International Tango,
Song: Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre)
Artist: Gotan Project
Album: La Revancha Del Tango
Tempo: 31bars/m
Length: 6:01

And for Argentine Tango I rwould like to recommend,
Song: Quejas De Bandoneon
Artist: Domingo Federico Y Su Conjunto Típico
Album: Buenos Aires Tango Instrumental
Tempo: 42bars/m (milonga)
Length: 3:48

I don't believe that Tango is a sad feeling danced, Tango, by it's nature, is a nostalgic dance but definitely not sad. Tango is about passion, fire, love and sex.

Tango is 150 or more years old, starting out as a low life dance from the wrong side of the tracks and built on sex, it became a dance of the `rich and famous` in Europe during the 20's 30's, and then on to cover the globe fueled by Fred Astaire and others.

It was the dance of migrants that came from around the globe to build a new life in Argentina, alone with no family. They spend their free time at clubs, visited by migrant tradesman, cauchos and prostetutes. Making as much of the time as they could, the  men sat around and talked with the women, had a few drinks, listened to the music, and danced. These dances were, no doubt, simple body contact 2 steps early on. But.., as they were dancing, and being familiar with the ladies, leg action soon developed sensual leg wraps and such.

Listening to the music I think the Tango is powerful in its development and passionate in its performance
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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2009, 01:15:13 AM »

I was wondering; on the music theme do you prefer a long or short intro before the chorus starts, or do you rather have a short intro and get on with it?

Sometimes I feel that a song that drives the dance can have a very unsettling intro, to long or just the wrong timing to get started e.g. Enya, A Moment Lost.

Please let me know what your feelings/thoughts are....
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waltzelf
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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2009, 02:17:47 AM »

In this thread we recommend music - the more obscure the better!


I'll start - Moon and Moon by Bat for Lashes is a STUNNING V. Waltz.
Stunning stunning stunning. We'll be using it for our showpieces from now on.


Two Planets by the same band is quite a classy Tango too.



I listened to the preview of these songs on iTunes and Moon and Moon seemed a bit on the slow side for VW? Is that right? Couldn't hear a tango in "Two Planets". Are iTunes previews misleading?


Moon and Moon is a bit slow - it's not competition speed, but it's good for show - especially if the show includes New Vogue, which is typically slower than V.W


Two Planets works as a Tango.
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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2009, 02:51:13 AM »

Ever tried to dance to Greek music/artist, here's a challenge (great song though)

Title: Kathe Fora Pou Tha 'rtheis Vrechei   
Artist: Tania Tsanaklidou
Style: Foxtrot
Tempo: 32bpm

Or Dutch music;
Title: Parijs in de lente   
Artist: Rita Corita   
Style: Viennese Waltz   
Tempo: 61bpm
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« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2009, 05:50:48 AM »

For International Tango,
Song: Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre)
Artist: Gotan Project
Album: La Revancha Del Tango
Tempo: 31bars/m
Length: 6:01

And for Argentine Tango I rwould like to recommend,
Song: Quejas De Bandoneon
Artist: Domingo Federico Y Su Conjunto Típico
Album: Buenos Aires Tango Instrumental
Tempo: 42bars/m (milonga)
Length: 3:48

I don't believe that Tango is a sad feeling danced, Tango, by it's nature, is a nostalgic dance but definitely not sad. Tango is about passion, fire, love and sex.

Tango is 150 or more years old, starting out as a low life dance from the wrong side of the tracks and built on sex, it became a dance of the `rich and famous` in Europe during the 20's 30's, and then on to cover the globe fueled by Fred Astaire and others.

It was the dance of migrants that came from around the globe to build a new life in Argentina, alone with no family. They spend their free time at clubs, visited by migrant tradesman, cauchos and prostetutes. Making as much of the time as they could, the  men sat around and talked with the women, had a few drinks, listened to the music, and danced. These dances were, no doubt, simple body contact 2 steps early on. But.., as they were dancing, and being familiar with the ladies, leg action soon developed sensual leg wraps and such.

Listening to the music I think the Tango is powerful in its development and passionate in its performance

whilst not all tango music is sad; I am quoting and there are sad tango love songs eg Veulvo Al Sur and I would agree that Tango encompasses all of of life;

and you are perpetuating tango mythology; not an accurate history of tango which the expert historians cannot agree about. the tango we are dancing is probably about a hundred years old though the word is older and is believed to have African origins (Farr-Thompson, Bain)
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