Overview of this digital piano sheet music:
- "Por una Cabeza"
- Music by Carlos Gardel
- Lyrics by Alfredo Le Pera
- Level 5: advanced (See other levels of this song)
- 2 page of music
- Separate lyrics page in Spanish
- Cover sheet
- Style: Tango
- Key (for this arrangement): G major - The most commonly used key.
- Fingerings: None
- Pedal markings: None, but it's OK to use it.
- Instrumentation: For piano solo
- Complete audio sample: Always free to listen to on our website
- Downloading file: PDF
- Arranger & music editor: Mizue Murakami
- Publisher: Galaxy Music Notes
- Product code: GMNS00685
About the song, "Por una Cabeza":
"Por una Cabeza" is a beautiful & softer side of tango. The music was composed by a French-Argentine composer, Carlos Gardel. And the lyrics were written by an Argentine lyricist, Alfredo Le Pera. It is about a man comparing his addictions between the horse race gambling and a woman. This song is used in popular films such as "Scent of a Woman," "Schindler's List," "True Lies," "Easy Virtue," "Love in the Time of Cholera," "Bad Santa," & "Tango Bar" which the composer, Carlos Gardel acted in.
Tips for playing Level 5 "For una Cabeza":
This Level 5 arrangement of "Por una Cabeza" plays the melody and harmonic notes all with the right hand which is the most challenging part of this level of "Por una Cabeza." The left-hand plays the bass accompaniment. And this level has even more of the rhythmic syncopations with both hands than Level 4. The damper (sustain) pedal markings are not provided at all. However, we recommend using the pedal here and there especially the 1st 2 beats of most measures on the 1st page and 2 pedal replacements in most measures on the 2nd page. Please play louder (forte) on the notes with the accent signs to make this song sounds very passionate. You can refer to our free complete audio sample on the top of this page before and after purchasing it. This arrangement is written for piano solo. However, you or someone else can sing along. The separate Spanish lyrics page is included in the PDF file.
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