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November 27, 2018 - November 29, 2018

We are proud to present the last World Music Workshop this Autumn with Mercedes Krapovickas, organised by the International School of Music Finland in cooperation with the Global Music Centre.


The aim of this intensive workshop is to get the basics of tango music through different perspectives (listening, playing, and arranging). The workshop is divided into three parts:

  • History
  • Patterns and roles of the instruments
  • Arranging and playing

This workshop is aimed at amateur and professional musicians who are interested in performing and arranging Argentine tango. The first two parts of the course are also aimed to anyone interested in tango (e.g. tango dancers, tango lovers, etc.)

Brief summary of each section:


  1. The tango and its development
  2. Stages and styles: tango, milonga, milonga campera and vals
  3. Listening to musical examples
  4. Understanding how to read a tango score with examples of different periods: the idea that tango us a music that is half written and half improvised

Patterns and roles of the instruments

  1. Rhythmical patterns: síncopa, marcato, bordoneo, 3-3-2 and pesante
  2. Articulation: accents, arrastres, legatos and staccatos
  3. Agogic accents, slight durational extensions, rhythmical displacements
  4. Improvisation (ornamentation and fraseos)
  5. Percussive effects: chicharras, druming, glissandos and strapatta

Arranging and playing

  1. Practicing all the aspects we have studied by writing an arrangement of a section of a tango
  2. Playing and analysing arrangements
  3. The students will also get a complete score of a tango where some aspects discussed in the lesson are present

Date: November 27 & 29, 2018
Time: 17:00-20:00
Place: Global Music Centre (Hämeentie 34 D, Helsinki)
Price: 50€ for two days; 30€ for one day

For all enquiries please contact Camilo Pajuelo and remember to sign up in advance!
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November 27, 2018
November 29, 2018


Global Music Center
Hämeentie 34 D
Helsinki, Finland
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