Monday, June 04, 2012

Modes with Tetrachords

Here is C major scale representation from C to C (eight notes, 12 semitones):
It consists of 2 tetrachords 1_1_11:
If we divide every mode of the 8-note C major scale into 2 parts containing 4 notes each, how many groups do we have ? Only 4. Here they are:
1_1_11 or just 1-st
2_22_2 or 2-nd
33_3_3 or 3-rd
4_4_4_4 or 4-th
Each of this parts has perfect simple pattern and very easy to remember for a guitarist.

Here is how modes of C major scale are constructed:

From C:
1_1_11_1_1_11 or 11
From D:
2_22_2_2_22_2 or 22
From E:
33_3_3_33_3_3 or 33
From F:
4_4_4_41_1_11 or 41
From G:
1_1_11_2_22_2 or 12
From A (a minor scale):
2_22_2_33_3_3 or 23
From B:
33_3_34_4_4_4 or 34

I hope this will help you to memorize interval structure of all modes of any major scale very quickly so you can start practicing it.
Note the interval between groups where 4th group is present. It is a semitone, while it is a tone in other cases.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Leading Ladies of Tango

Shortly: Leading Ladies of Tango. A historical first performance at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. Producer Ted Viviani, Artistic Coordinator Allyson Manta. Dancers: Tango Mujer: Sharna Fabiano, Brigitta Winkler, Fabienne Bongard, Rebecca Shulman, Valeria Solomonoff, Angelika Fischer, Tango Con Fusion: Cristy Cote, Debbie Goodwin, Pier Voulkos, Chelsea Eng, Charity Lebron, Carolina Rozensztroch, Singer: Silvana Deluigi, Musicians: Polly Ferman, Viviana Guzman, Anna Maria Mendieta, Bettina Hartl, Eleonora Ferreyra, Yung-Chiao Wei, Ina Paris.

Read the review: Leading Ladies of Tango

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Susana Tango Pial video

Please, leave your comments about the movie at this blog.

"I have seen Susana Tango Pial video at the Donna's house. She has got it from Carlos Pico in Buenos Aires. I watched it 3 times in a raw. This documentary movie answers the question "What is tango" better than any other movie I have seen before. The story is simple. Old people come to a barrio milonga, dance, and share their passionate views on tango. Directors Carlos Pico and Sandro Nunziata were able to create a movie as simple and heart breaking as a good tango dance itself. The very last frame is over. Feelings are the same like after the best tango evening: all together sadness, happiness, and tranquility." -- Igor Polk

To purchase the video visit Susana Tango Pial video

Please, leave your comments here..

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Nora's Tango Week 2005

If you want to leave your independent comments about San Francisco Nora's Tango Week 2005 - here you are:

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Looking in the mirror

What happens when a dancer wants to look good? He looks in a mirror. A mirror is something which tells you about yourself how good is it what you do. You watch yourself from an outsider's point of visual view.

Is there other means to tell you about yourself? You can direct your internal eye of attention into your own body. What to look at? Move your had in the air. You hardly can feel it nor understand what does it do. Now watch the tension in your muscles, stretching in your joints. Do not feel it? Then tense your muscles, stretch you joints! Suddenly your arm, leg, foot, the whole body becomes "visible" to you. Maintain moving with "visibility". Welcome to a world you you own body!

Manipulating with tensions in your muscles and keeping joints and muscles stretched you can create an appropriate "mirror" to "visualize" each of your movements. It may require paying attention to other muscles and joints, not participating as much in a movement as one might think.

Is there something else?..

Read the full article: Physical basis of pleasure in dancing on the example of Argentine Tango. Please, leave a comment, I value your opinion!

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Flamenco and Tango

I do not write Flamenco vs Tango, because there is no any "versus". These two go together.
Here is my post about Flamenco and Tango relation and "Flamenco", a film by Carlos Saura

Argentine Tango in San Francisco

This blog ( I call it forum ) and the topic allow to discuss Argentine Tango in San Francisco and particularly what me, Igor Polk puts on his tango website. If you want to make our tango discussions public - here you are.