Monday, November 14, 2011

Tanda of the Week 44 / 2011 -
Carlos Di Sarli

Listen to the tanda - MP3 - Spotify

1. Carlos Di Sarli - "A la gran muñeca" 1954
2. Carlos Di Sarli - "Viviani" 1956
3. Carlos Di Sarli - "Nueve puntos" 1956
4. Carlos Di Sarli - "El ingeniero" 1955


I'm a very simple traditional dancer who believes in perfecting the basic technique, embrace and musicality of dancing and therefore I believe that once you have reached a certain level you can learn the most by going to milongas and actually dance, dance and dance. I recently realized more benefits to not going to tango classes and just going to milongas: You can fully appreciate the 50's Di Sarli instrumentals for what they are and you don't get the feeling of these songs being over-played since they are the chosen music of most classes. Enjoy!


Di Sarli, Carlos - TOTW - Todo Tangotango.info - iTunes Store

5 kommenttia:

  1. What a pity that Di Sarli instrumentals are being "done to death" in some classes!

    Obviously, our dance changes according to the music that we are hearing. So wouldn't it make sense for more teachers to teach accordingly? (At least when students have mastered some dance fundamentals.) That would mean basing classes on the nature of the music, eg. D'Arienzo of the mid-30s, Di Sarli of the 40s with his romantic singers, etc, etc. At the same time, dancers would be experiencing some of the richness of tango music.

    Doesn't that make more sense?

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  2. It does.

    What hurts me the most is the fact that the music is often nothing more than background music ignored by the students concentrated on the technique. I'd say practise the technique without music and then work on how to really dance the learnt techniques having full concentration on musicality and the music played. I see too many people in milongas acting like they're in a practica which is a result of too many classes focused only on technique. They can barely stay on beat but miss all the nuances and emotions of the music.

    End of rant.

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  3. "I'd say practise the technique without music and then work on how to really dance the learnt techniques having full concentration on musicality and the music played." EXACTLY!

    I have heard tango teachers say that the musical beat doesn't matter = 8@

    Pablo Pugliese is about the only one teaching 8 beat dancer's phrasing that I have had contact with. Very sad.

    Keep ranting :)

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  4. Have you noticed that you had a Di Sarli tanda on week 44 of 2010 as well? :) coincidence or not, I was listening to the 2010 one when got to this post!

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  5. I didn't notice that. Thanks for pointing out the coincidence.

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