Taranto

Deep, dark and mysterious. Taranto originates from the "Cante de las minas" or, songs of the mines, offshoots of the Fandango family.

Performance: Taranto, June 2011
I finally am getting around to posting some performance videos. This "mostly traditional" Taranto is from a June 2011 performance at Dalhousie University.
Taranto Falseta 1: "Aire"
I have used this falseta as part of the introduction for the Taranto choroegraphy as taught to Compañía Azul by the amazing Rafael de Carmen. Since this falseta is so full of aire, I felt compelled to make this my first Taranto upload. Capo II.

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Taranto Falseta 2: Escobilla
This is my version of a traditional escobilla, it is a mix of 3 versions as shown to me by Juan del Gastor, my good friend Claire Hodge, and a TablEdit file. There are doubtless many versions of this falseta floating around.

I've kept the pace deliberately slow and used a metronome with cowbell on beat 1 of 2, because the falseta starts on beat 2. Capo II.

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Taranto Falseta 3: Miguel Aragón
This is a short but sweet falseta shown to me by Miguel Aragón during my stay in Sevilla. It could work well as a transition between letras.

I made a little 'hiccup' with the arpeggios in the beginning of the second half, but the transcription will show the right movement. Capo II.

PDF transcription will be added soon.