Vals Timing - Accenting the Two

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We think this is the most common type of vals timing. One of the "tricks" to being able to do this so fast is to have the cue be something transitional, something you move through rather than a place you arrive. In the process of dancing the quicks, be wary of the body stiffening and thus becoming jerky or unflowing. Even as we add rhythm to the vals, it is still first about being flowing and only second about being rhythmic.

Artist Name:
Q Tango
Song Title:
Antes
Album Title:
Live Four Q Tango
Artist Website:
http://www.qtango.com

From website: Created in July, 2009 by Erskine Maytorena, a third generation tango musician and opera singer, QTANGO performs authentic Argentine tango arrangements throughout the southwest, with multiple tours including appearances in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego, Tucson, Sedona, Las Vegas, El Paso, Santa Fe and Albuqeurque. Specializing in the traditional tango music of the "Golden Age" of the great Argentine tango orchestras, QTANGO's dynamic and powerful music keeps dancers on the floor and listeners enthralled. Every song is a novella; a story of love, betrayal, desperation and hope. QTANGO's musicians give the audience a unique and intimate experience, an acoustic resonance only an orchestra can provide, a journey into the romance, passion and elegance of tango. Whether touring as a quartet or performing gala events with over 14 musicians, every performance is sophisticated, engaging, nostalgic, and moving.

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Count with me a little bit. One, two, three; one, two, three; one, two, three, one, two.
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One, two; one; one, two; one; one, two.
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So, we'll show you what that looks like when we're moving.
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So, using a left foot basic,
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One, he changes.
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Two, she changes.
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D: Three, they both change.
N: Three, they both change.
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So, again:
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We've got: one, he changes,
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Two, she changes,
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D: Three, they both change.
N: Three, they both change.
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That's cool how that works.
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And so, if we show just slowly, once,
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We've got: one, his quick, we step left.
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D: One, her quick,
N: We step back.
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One, our quick.
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Ant that's much the same as at the beginning of this chapter, when you were counting.
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So, we had: one-two, one; one-two, one.
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D: So, here it's: one, him, one; one, her, one;
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N: One, us, one,
D: One, both, one.
Series:
Vals Timing
Tags:
vals, Musicality