THE STORY OF TANGO MUSIC TRAINER 

 

I’ve been a tango teacher & DJ for over 20 years. Before that, I was a classically trained vocalist and musician, and studied to be a choral conductor. I also spent many years as a graphic designer. A few years ago, I had the idea to create visual animations to map out tango music, and it turned out to be a very effective tool for understanding the various layers and musical structures in tango.

 

I’d used my animations successfully in many musicality classes and workshops, and when COVID-19 hit, it seemed like the perfect time to share this idea with the world! You can see a sample of a simple musical animation in the video below, which explains and visualizes the 3-3-2 rhythm - please take a look!

 

The visual animations are just one piece of the puzzle - dancing demos, practice and verbal explanations are all important aspects of the learning process as well. Perhaps this way of “seeing” musicality will enrich your dancing - try one of our series to see for yourself! Or drop-in to Music & Malbec, a fun and social way to learn about tango history, orchestras, eras, and nuances in tango music.

 

It’s been a great ride so far, and I hope to keep Tango Music Trainer going long after things go back to “normal.”  Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions: tangomusictrainer@gmail.com

 

-J. Abling