Libertango by Piazzola

Astor Piazzola was an Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player, and arranger. His works revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed nuevo tango, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music. One of his most famous pieces is called Libertango which roughly translates to freedom tango.

We’ll look at the first part main melody and in the LGM Members section, we’ll go deeper into the piece and practice it with the arranged backing track and top melody.

The is a Tango feel is should be brought out as a 3-3-2 quaver feel you’ll hear in the arrangement the double bass playing this rhythm. This is the backbone of the tango. The harmony moves in two bar phrases.



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  • Dominic Swords

    Another great choice of song for a tutorial. I didn’t know the piece and have enjoyed some YT time finding various performances. Your performance with the NZSO is listed on YT but doesn’t seem to be available anymore!! I found one by Milos Karadaglic – who I saw you had interviewed earlier this year – which is beautiful. I think I will need to spend a little while getting to know the melody better first and hear it in my head before I can sensibly learn it on the guitar, and looking forward to playing along with your backing track. Thanks

  • Dominic Swords

    Got it. Cheers