Thanks for posting the videos - very helpful.
I can clearly hear the 8 beat cycle in that Tango but I was confused as my initial instinct was that the phrase was the 8-bar repeat of the chord sequence/melody not the 2-bar repeat of the rhythm.
Thanks for the link.
I read through the wiki but I'm still not sure on what the phrase would be with regards to dance music - is it the number of bars/measures before the chord sequence or the groove/rhythm repeats?
And yes, I play a few instruments which all can be played acoustically.
With all of the ballroom dances there seems to be specific rhythms at the designated tempos and I'm not sure anything I've written would coincide, technically you could dance to some of the tracks but there's much more suitable music available.
It's been informative for me though and congrats...
Maybe! I'm not sure what you mean by phrase.
The tempo dictates what counts as a beat - if it's 120 BPM (in the case of 'Eights 120') a beat would be every half second and the 'Eights' means there are 8 of these before it repeats.
With contemporary technique class the dancers are usually...
Ha! Maybe this one is better,
Thing is the music was written for contemporary technique class as there's not a great array of available accompaniment - I'm sure there's a million better tracks to Tango to!
'Eights 120' would mean the track has groupings of 8 beats (counts) and there are 120 beats per minute.
If a Tango is in 4/4 or 2/4 (each bar has four or two counts/beats) then as that divides evenly into 8 it should fit with regards to timing, also the tempo (BPM) matches.
You can try it out...
But you'd probably find you could dance a tango to an 'Eights 120' - as long as the BPM is in the right ball park and the count is divisible by the measure it could technically work but might not be very fun!
Thank's for replying.
I only accompany for contemporary classes (occasionally ballet) and didn't realise this was solely a ballroom forum (nice rhyme!).
With regards to how the current music would relate, the measure is similar to the count I think and then the BPMs would be the same but as...
It's beats per minute, the track titles states the 'count', then 'tempo' and a description if suitable.
Volumes 1-3 use orchestral instruments and percussion, Volumes 4-5 are piano only, Volumes 6-7 are percussion only and Volumes 8 (and soon to be 9) are drums and piano.
I am an accompanist working in London and I'm in the process of building a library of music for contemporary technique class.
There's currently 155 tracks online covering counts of 'three' to 'ten' and everything is arranged by the count and tempo.
You can hear a sampler from 'Volume...