Is Tango en Skai difficult?

Although Tango en Skaï is a challenging piece, it can advance your technique significantly if worked on in a systematic way.

Who composed Tango en Skai?

Roland Dyens
Tango en Skai/Composers

Where is Roland Dyens from?

Tunis, Tunisia
Roland Dyens/Place of birth

Who is the best classical guitarist alive?

‘Best’ living classical guitarist

  • John Williams (76 years old)
  • Ana Vidovic (37 years old)
  • Marcin Dylla (41 years old)
  • Jason Vieaux (44 years old)
  • Manuel Barrueco (65 years old)
  • Pepe Romero (74 years old)
  • Christopher Parkening (70 years old)
  • Sharon Isbin (61 years old)

Who is the best female classical guitarist?

Ana Vidović (b. 1980)

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What is the structure of tango en Skai?

Tango en Skaï has an A B structure with repeats; the A section is always followed by a two- bar intro, bars 1–2 and then bars 22–23. However, we get a better idea of what Dyens was aiming for in his structure using popular music terms: Intro, (A) verse, (B) chorus, and then bridge.

How did Roland Dyens come up with the name Tango and Skai?

The title translates literally as Tango and PVC (Skaï being a French slang word for fake leather, or PVC: polyvinyl chloride). This is Dyens’ very Gallic way of signifying that this piece is a caricature of the tango or perhaps a witty replica of it.

What does Skai stand for in French slang?

“Skaï” is a French slang term for imitation leather and here refers to the gauchos (cowboys) of Argentina and southern Brazil who are known for their leather outfits. He taught at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in the position held by his teacher, Alberto Ponce.

What kind of rhythm does a tango have?

The tango itself is characterized by staccato rhythms supporting a clear melodic line—and lots of attitude. There is very little classical polish or rubato, apart from a very subtle amount on the very end of phrases. The tempo has to be maintained for it to be authentic.

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