2: Walking On The Beat

SOFT BEAT

 

Practice movements on the beat, taking steps in which you don’t push the floor fast so that you can land softly to the new step.
Taking steps in this way (softly) is what you’ll need to do in order to perform the second sincopa better.

 

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SHARP BEAT

 

The next audio is to practice movements on a sharp beat. For you to move “sharp” you simply need to push the floor faster but without loosing the flow!
Taking steps in this way is what you’ll need to do in order to perform the first sincopa.

EXAMPLES...

 

WALKING ON A SOFT BEAT

 

Example: only Javier walking, walking and collecting, walking with adornment.

Notice that the steps are taken in a soft & relaxed way in order to match better the bandoneon sound!

The numbers in the corner show each moment in the time line. In this case, I'm taking each step on 1, which represents the strong beat.

 

 

WALKING ON A SHARP BEAT

 

Example: only Javier walking.

Notice that the steps are taken in a sharper way, in order to match better the bandoneon sound!

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Example using the song HumillaciĆ³n, a very playful Tango. As shown in this video, once you practiced a certain rhythmic pattern, is good to use a song and alternate with another pattern. This is in order to feel the contrast. In this case I contrasted it with walking every other beat.

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