Overview of this sheet music:
- "Por una Cabeza"
- Music by Carlos Gardel
- Lyrics by Alfredo Le Pera
- Level 4: intermediate (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: very specifically marked
- 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: GMNS00684
More about this Level 4 "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.
This Level 4 arrangement of "Por una Cabeza" plays the melody with the right hand and harmonic accompaniment with the left hand just like Level 3. However, Level 4 has more rhythmically syncopated bass notes and additional harmony notes below the melody note with the right hand. Therefore, it's a lot harder than Level 3. The damper (sustain) pedal markings are precisely provided. So, please take advantage of them. Please play louder (forte) on the 2nd page which is the 2nd section of this piece to make this song sounds very passionate. You can refer to our free complete audio sample on the top of this page before or 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.
To learn more about Carlos Gardel who composed "Por una Cabeza," please visit our page, "About Carlos Gardel."
To find more Latin song such as tango music, please visit our collection page, "Latin, Spanish, Caribbean."
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