Track Description : It a kind of slow tango, not really orthodox (excuse me, argentinian members of the forum), with some changes in pulse and groove.
My Creative Vision : I started this piece as a soft, melancholic, sad song, with the method of choosing a chord cadence and then adding a moving melody. But early, the chords I selected brought me the tango feelling. Not a tango to dance, but a short of modern waltz-tango, (althoung it’s 4/4). I guess that some music I used to listen to many years ago, simply came out. So my influences (that I indeed recomend you to listen) could be Astor Piazzolla and Juan José Mosalini (Seminal impressionist tango creators), Cristobal Repetto (young but traditional tango), Lito Vitale (beautifull songs with a tango feeling) and Luis Salinas (guitar Maestro and huge singer).
Composition Overview : The cadence is presented by the guitar in a “Hotel California style” that soon turns to a tango accent. A flute enters to a soft melodical bridge. Then some brass create a surrounding atmostphere to elevate the emotion joining with bandoneon bass notes that I think they fit really well. It lead us to the bandoneon melody. Later, the bandoneon holds the second voice letting guitar taking the focus. Finally, flute and brass come back to the scene in a fadding ending.
Main Sounds :
- Guitar: Ample Sound AGML2 Lite.
- Flute: Reason sounds
- Horn and trombone: Spitfire BBC SO
- Bandoneon: Sonic Reality Ethnic Instruments
The process worth the effort. Definitely, these challenges make me go further and experiment out of my natural tendence.
I have discovered some interesting performance ways that tango needs, like attacking the note in advance, or some particular harmonies, among others. I continue progressing on the guitar expression, and even I dare to introduce a bandoneon
I hope you enjoy it.
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