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Tango for the classical guitar


Clearly written guitar scores & tabs for traditional tangos

Solo classical guitar tangos

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Book contents

Tomo y Obligo -  Carlos Gardel

Tango Maria - Francisco Tárrega

El Choclo  - Ángel Villoldo 

El Portenito - Ángel Villoldo

La Cumparsita - Gerardo Matos Rodríguez

La Paloma - Sebastián Iradier

Loca - Manuel Jovés

Por una Cabeza - Carlos Gardel 

El Negro Alegre - Ángel Villoldo

Tango - Emil Kauppi


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The Passion of Tango


Tango is one of the most passionate of musical genres in which the guitar has played a central role from its earliest years. Like so many other genres, the guitar was originally more commonly used as a way of accompanying a melody carried by vocalists or other lead instruments. In more recent times the classical guitar has proved to be a popular medium to perform modern tango compositions. This publication contains carefully arranged guitar scores and tablature to some of the earliest and most loved tangos of all time. This title however does not contain flamenco tangos which themselves are unrelated to the Argentinian tangos and its various branches. All the scores within 'The Passion of Tango' have been arranged from the earliest available recordings so as to authentically capture the spirit of the tango. 

This book is currently available both as a paperback and as a pdf download through the links provided and is a suitable study for both reading and non reading guitarists from intermediate proficiency to professional performers.



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Zane Maertens

Acoustic guitarist


I've been waiting for a title like this for years. Finally one book with all my favourite tangos and some rare finds all together


Edward Johnson



"A rare find with music that I have always wanted to play"​

Vinzenz Benajon

Go West


"Another example of Marks great arrangements and a gem for tango enthusiasts"

David Buckingham

Flamenco guitarist


"A must have for all enthusiasts of traditional tango

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Tango sheet music for classical guitar
Tango music for the classical guitarist

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  • Is this title suitable for beginner guitarists? 

The Passion of Tango has been arranged with intermediate and professional guitarists in mind. As a general guide, a classical guitarist who has achieved the equivalent of grade 5 or above should be able perform most of the arrangements with sufficient practice

  • Is TAB included? 

All the music within The Passion of Tango is written in both tablature and standard notation so that both reading and non reading musicians can enjoy learning. Suggested left hand fingering and position is included within the staves of the standard notation

  • Is there any supporting music for additional instrumentation? 

All the tango arrangements in this title have been designed for solo guitar performances. That said supporting guitar chords have been included which may be useful for other instruments to accompany your performance

  • Can I listen to example tracks of the songs?

Please check back soon for further example recordings

  • What other music is available for classical guitar? 

  1. Spirit of the Greeks - Greek music for the classical guitar

  2. Spirit of Christmas - 10 easy Christmas songs for the classical and acoustic guitar

All questions and enquiries to

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