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Re: Time signature
Posted by twoleftfeet
2/16/2004  3:03:00 PM
Many thanks to everyone who responded to my message, even Sarcastic Smoothie!

This is a question in a postal quiz and has proved very difficult to find a definitive answer. From all your comments I will take 2/4 as my answer as that seems to be the overall opinion, and hope for the best.

Thanks again and happy dancing to you all.
Re: Time signature
Posted by O. Z.
2/24/2013  5:05:00 AM
In Australian New Vogue a Tango must be 4/4 Tempo. It is highly likely that soon unless you have some old recordings you may find it hard to find a 2/4 Tango. Evidently they are not popular with the buying public. I know my teacher who is a leading competitor treats all Tangos as 4/4. After all they never know what is going to be played. If we strike a 4/4 Tempo and we do a Four Step we will need to put a head flick to take two beats otherwise we would be stepping into a Closed Promenade on 1 2... It needs to be 3 4. if the music is 4/4. But if we dance a 2/4 routine to a 4/4 Tango there is a problem.
Re: Time signature
Posted by tango princess
2/27/2013  12:06:00 PM
argentine tango can be done in 2/4 3/4,and 4/4 time. but 2/4 time is the traditional time signature for tango. 3/4 is tango vals (waltz)
Re: Time signature
Posted by O.K.
2/28/2013  2:26:00 AM
International Style Tango. 2/4 is from a book printed several years ago.
Nobody can make an Orchestra record in 2/4 if they find it doesn't sell to the genral public. If they relied on ballroom dancers only to buy their product they would go out of business. As previously written you may find it hard to find a recently recorded 2/4 Tango. And if we look at the Tempos from Dancesport USA for the Tango . What does it say. 31 Bars Per Minute. That is 31.. 1234's in one minute.
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