Mudcat Café message #2441906 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #114316   Message #2441906
Posted By: Will Fly
16-Sep-08 - 06:31 AM
Thread Name: Wrong speeds, tunes and instruments?
Subject: RE: Wrong speeds, tunes and instruments?
"I'm pretty sure Queen Elizabeth I's favourite dance, the Volta, wasn't anywhere near as fast as a tango, but just as sexy - if not more so!"

"La Volta" - played at a slow speed - is a great tune, and you can slip in all sorts of variations if it's not taken to fast. Similarly, I particularly like Billy Pigg's playing on a tune like "Madame Bonaparte", where he sets off at a steady pace and slides merrily into triplets in the variations. The triplets go at a hell of a lick, but the tempo of the tune is still maintained. Great stuff!