The Tango Lesson

Grade 1 • 4/4 • B minor

This piece calls to mind a beginner’s first tango lesson, starting out by a musical depiction of footsteps falling pedantically in the characteristic slow, slow, quick, quick, slow rhythm. A musically satisfying piece written with the technical limitations of beginning string students in mind, this piece captures the dramatic feeling of an authentic tango. Contrasts in articulation and dynamics add to the drama and intrigue.