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How to know it's a song by Enrique Rodriguez's orchestra...

posted Nov 25, 2014, 2:56 PM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Nov 25, 2014, 4:28 PM ]
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Sharing this post by US based tango teacher Miles Tango from his Tango Truism series (this is #815!) ...

'Very few orchestral leads are quite as definitive in the musical products as Enrique Rodríguez. His was a definitive sound, an eclectic one to be certain but quite definitive and very distinctive if you know what you're listening for. Why ? Because, as has been mentioned in passing before, nearly all of his works do NOT contain a last note. It's missing. What you should hear in most composition is a "BUM-BUM" but his is missing the second "BUM" ending note. This is how you know you're listening to Rodriguez.'

Of course there is usually an 'exception to the rule' and my co-teacher Paul Wagner has alerted me to one Rodriguez tango that does not end like this - 'Para Vos Mama':


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