Argentinian Tango and Folk Tunes for Flute
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- Editor's Choice
This book is just right if you want to explore the traditional music of Argentina. Ros Stephens has grouped the tunes by the different styles, resulting in a coherent journey through the rhythms we all love. Interesting performance notes make fascinating reading and bring the music to life. Play along tracks are available on line. The duets are particularly appealing, as is the stand alone CD which features the lovely playing of Alison Hayhurst. A very useful book.
From the Publisher
Argentinian Folk Tunes for Flute presents a collection of beautiful pieces arranged for solo flute with chords for accompanying instruments, drawn from the rich tradition of Argentinian music.. Highly regarded performer author and teacher Ros Stephen provides notes on all of the pieces, explaining their background and history. The volume is accompanied by a CD with a recording of all tunes. German and French translations of all texts are available as pdf downloads from the Schott Music website. Suitable for players of grades 3-8. MP3 play-along tracks can be downloaded from the Schott Music website. Part of the best selling World Music series, which also includes music from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Eastern Europe, America, Mexico, India, China and Korea.
Many pieces can be played as duets, and there is the opportunity for the solo flautist to play along with the guitar or bandoneon and second flute accompaniment on the MP3 backing tracks.
Summary of Argentiniqan music and detailed notes on the different musical styles and individual tunes.
All tunes performed on the accompanying CD.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Tango x 7
- Milonga x 4
- Tango Vals x3
- Chacarera x 5
- Chamame x 7
- Huayno/Carnavalito x 1
- Gato x 2
- Criollo Dance Music x 7
- Zamba x 3
- Cueca x 2
41 Tango & folk tunes from all over Argentina.