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The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

Helena Simonett (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037207
eISBN:
9780252094323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037207.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

An invention of the Industrial Revolution, the accordion provided the less affluent with an inexpensive, loud, portable, and durable “one-man-orchestra” capable of producing melody, harmony, and bass ... More


“A Hellish Instrument”: Bandoneón

María Susana Azzi

in The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037207
eISBN:
9780252094323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037207.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Argentina's most popular music genre, the tango, had already enjoyed a long history before the bandoneón became its quintessential instrument. Known as a danceable music genre, tango involves ... More


What Makes It an Argentine Tango?

Kacey Link and Kristin Wendland

in Tracing Tangueros: Argentine Tango Instrumental Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199348220
eISBN:
9780199348268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348220.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter establishes the fundamental musical elements that define tango. It focuses on texture, accompanimental rhythms, melody, instrumentation, form, and harmony. It establishes a vocabulary ... More


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