A COURSE WITH
In this course you'll learn one of the most popular tango-nuevo pieces from Astor Piazzolla.
Santiago Alvarez will show you all the techniques you’ll need to bring this piece to life on the harmonica.
- interesting about the song
- typical argentine playing techniques
- step-by-step instruction
- videos with animated notation
- a booklet with notation and tabs
- BONUS: playalong recorded by Agustin Luna and technique section with additional 10 videos
This course is part of the ARGENTINE HARMONICA COMPLETE COURSE.
TANGO, LEVEL 1
THE PLAYING TECHNIQUES
pucking position, vibrato, octaves and delayed octaves
WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?
This video course is for all those who have already made their first experiences on the chromatic harmonica with songs or jazz standards and want to expand their playing with typical Argentinean playing techniques. Knowledge of sheet music is an advantage.
WHICH HARMONICA WILL YOU NEED?
For this course you need a chromatic harmonica (key of C) with a minimum of 12 holes.
Learn Astor Piazzolla's beautiful tango “Oblivion” together with Santiago Alvarez. Oblivion is an instrumental composition and part of the tango-nuevo genre. Santiago Alvarez has arranged the piece for harmonica with a new interpretation of Piazzola's traditional bandoneon composition. Santiago Alvarez will show you the various playing techniques necessary to bring this tango alive.
In additional videos Santiago Alvarez gives you valuable tips on various playing techniques that Argentine harmonica players use to make their playing interesting and varied or to underline certain statements of a song.
You’ll also get a booklet with all of the notation, harmonica tabs, and important harmonica diagrams, so that you can practice at your own pace, anywhere and anytime.
As a free bonus you’ll receive a guitar playalong exclusively recorded by Agustin Luna from the TRIO ARGENTO (Santiago Alvarez, Mariana Mariñelarena, Agustin Luna).
A comprehensive technique section with 10 videos is also part of the course.
Santiago Alvarez’s playing is characterized by its lightness and his respect for the roots of traditional Argentinian music. He was born in Buenos Aires, and discovered his country's folk music at an early age. Today, he belongs to a new generation of young harmonica players who not only have a solid place in contemporary Argentinian music, but they are also helping the harmonica return to its own traditional sound.
Santiago Alvarez studied chromatic harmonica with Franco Luciani, and since 2010 he rekindled Argentinian folk music with Tanino Duo and Trio Argento. His first solo album "Domingo" was released in 2019. The album unites the urban tango with charmamé from the Argentinian coastal region. Santiago Alvarez teaches harmonica and folk music at the School of Popular Music (EMPA), and since 2014, he has been teaching the history of the tango and Argentinian folk music.
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