Tango Guitar Method

A Complete Guide to Learn the Most Popular Argentinian Music Style

Non-Fiction - Music/Entertainment
24 Pages
Reviewed on 10/11/2023
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Reviewed by Courtnee Turner Hoyle for Readers' Favorite

In Tango Guitar Method, Guillermo Marigliano explains the Argentinian style to guitarists who are familiar with their instrument. The author explains to readers that they can play the music as a solo piece or accompany a singer. Before attempting this style, Marigliano prefers the student to have knowledge of “rhythmic notation, time signatures, basic scales, bar chords, and tablature.” With sheets of music within the chapters, readers can learn the character and feel of the music while recognizing possible variations and substitutions. Marigliano provides personal recommendations of recordings and expresses his hopes for the book.

As with any style of music, the artist should develop an appreciation for it, and with a little hard work, guitarists can use Guillermo Marigliano’s book to perfect their style. The book is easy to read and covers what you’ll need to know to play the Tango successfully. Marigliano holds a Professional Guitar Degree and is a guitarist, composer, and producer. Also, he has taught in colleges and music organizations for over two decades, so readers can feel confident in the book's content and the level of instruction. My husband played the music from some pages, and I was impressed by the feeling the music stirred. Just like the dances that pair with the songs, the Argentinian Tango differs from a regular ballroom Tango. The melody reflects a beautiful heritage, illustrating the bond that shaped Argentinian culture and society. Readers who are ready to play the Argentinian Tango will enjoy the approach and material in Tango Guitar Method.

K.C. Finn

Tango Guitar Method: A Complete Guide to Learn the Most Popular Argentinian Music Style is a work of non-fiction in the music education, how-to, and motivational subgenres. Penned by author Guillermo Marigliano, it is suitable for all readers. The work provides a comprehensive guide for anyone interested in delving into the mesmerizing world of Argentine Tango music on the guitar. Marigliano's method is structured well, taking you on a journey from the fundamental tango rhythms to more intricate techniques used by renowned tango composers. The inclusion of chords, rhythms, variations, and tablature for popular tango phrases makes this book a treasure trove for aspiring tango guitarists.

Author Guillermo Marigliano has thought of everything in this concise and comprehensive guide to Tango guitar. One particular standout feature for me is the online video access, where Marigliano personally demonstrates each example. This interactive element greatly enhances the learning experience, combining with the confident narrative and clear explanations to offer a fully-rounded experience no matter your learning style. Whether you aim to accompany a vocalist or create your own Tango compositions, this book equips you with the essential tools in a clear and organized format. While it's impossible to encapsulate the entire history of Tango in a single volume, this method serves as a strong foundation and will leave readers eager to explore more. Marigliano's expertise and teaching approach shine through, making learning Tango guitar an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Overall, if you're keen on mastering the art of Tango music on the guitar, Tango Guitar Method is a fantastic starting point that I would highly recommend.

Natalie Soine

Tango Guitar Method by Guillermo Marigliano is a comprehensive guide for guitar enthusiasts eager to delve into the world of Argentinian-style music. Marigliano's method caters to solo performers and those aspiring to accompany vocals with their instruments. It assumes a basic understanding of music fundamentals such as rhythmic notation, time signatures, scales, bar chords, and tablature. This instructive book helps learners navigate from fundamental rhythms to intricate patterns, exploring the unique variations and harmonies that define Tango music. It delves into melodic ornamentation, substitutions, introductions, and concluding phrases, empowering students to develop their own Tango vocabulary. Notably, it dissects common link phrases that lend Tango its distinctive sound, facilitating tempo shifts and rhythm transitions.

With a career spanning decades, Guillermo Marigliano's expertise shines through, making this guide a valuable companion for anyone seeking to express themselves through the art of Tango. Whether you're a seasoned guitarist or just starting your musical journey, Tango Guitar Method promises a rewarding path to mastering this captivating genre. Aspiring musicians and guitarists will find this book an invaluable tool for honing their Tango skills and expressing themselves through this captivating art form. Guillermo Marigliano, a seasoned guitarist, composer, and educator, draws upon his extensive experience to offer this enriching resource to the music community. Tango Guitar Method promises an exciting journey into the heart of Argentinian music. The book's content spans from basic rhythms to characteristic harmonic structures that define the Tango style. It goes beyond mere chords and rhythms, delving into melodic ornaments, substitutions, and vital techniques like introductions and ending phrases. Marigliano's inclusion of common Tango link phrases adds an authentic touch, allowing musicians to infuse their performances with the style's distinctive flavor. To truly master Tango, studying classic compositions is essential, and Marigliano provides valuable recommendations.