Last night, I told McDoc that I was taking requests for the 30 Days Project, if anyone would like to hear a certain type of piece… fast, slow, happy, sad, dance forms, etc. (I hope no one asks for a fugue!) He asked if anyone writes Polonaises anymore. I said, not that I know of! I’m not sure what a modern Polonaise would sound like. Then McDoc asked, “What would you get if you combined a the rhythm of a Polonaise with jazz harmonies?”
“Ragtime!” I said.
Except that rags are usually in 2/4 or 4/4, while Polonaises are usually in 3/4.
Anyhow, if you combined that oom-pah bass feel with some jazzy harmonies and threw in a faint Latin feel, you might come up with something like this…
Click play to listen:[audio:http://missmusicnerd.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/audio/Tangoish.mp3|titles=Tango-ish]
Thanks for listening!