Play to the online Tango Music Quiz and improve your tango knowledge!
18 104 240 PTS - 266 668 QUIZ performed by 2792 PLAYERS from 84 COUNTRIES ...

1 042 352 pts Maurice Giachetti
1 035 966 pts patricia Fandino
1 001 568 pts Alfredo Petruzzelli
488 029 pts Dariusz Rychlewicz
456 470 pts Alfredo Petruzzelli
426 317 pts Julio Robles Morell
277 242 pts Alex Chornyy
274 098 pts Marcin Blazejewski
228 375 pts Francisco Hernandez
221 808 pts charlo fiorentino
199 180 pts leonardo cavezza
181 051 pts Umberto Principale


#1 Italy 5 718 135 6.2 244
#2 Greece 1 804 008 5.5 96
#3 France 1 382 053 4.8 196
#4 Poland 1 151 425 7.9 28
#5 Spain 979 799 6.0 32
#6 Argentina 976 865 5.3 109
#7 Germany 894 876 5.9 87
#8 Russia 543 146 5.5 81
#9 Ukraine 528 707 6.5 20
#10 United States 494 709 4.6 97
#11 Switzerland 343 375 6.4 34
#12 Uruguay 285 488 6.5 15
#13 United Kingdom 261 831 4.0 31
#14 Canada 178 286 6.6 18
#15 Netherlands 177 292 6.3 15
#16 Czech Republic 168 261 8.2 5
#17 Turkey 146 958 4.6 23
#18 New Zealand 130 150 5.5 15
#19 OTHER 122 372 4.9 8
#20 Slovenia 122 164 7.8 6
#21 Georgia 121 486 8.4 5
#22 Romania 119 628 5.3 23
#23 Denmark 116 974 5.5 10
#24 Albania 111 678 12.5 2
#25 Norway 110 529 5.5 11
#26 Belgium 93 074 6.0 11
#27 China 88 770 5.7 10
#28 Slovakia 73 295 10.0 3
#29 South Korea 61 039 5.2 10
#30 Portugal 60 815 5.2 13
#31 Iceland 59 132 3.3 4
#32 Colombia 58 086 3.7 11
#33 Israel 54 938 7.0 4
#34 Japan 45 675 5.0 9
#35 Brazil 44 806 4.1 9
#36 Croatia 43 526 6.2 6
#37 Egypt 39 745 6.3 3
#38 Australia 32 060 5.2 6
#39 Mexico 31 618 3.9 11
#40 Montenegro 27 150 4.3 4
#41 Sweden 26 566 4.8 5
#42 Tunisia 22 414 7.0 3
#43 Vietnam 20 526 11.0 1
#44 Fiji 17 048 8.0 1
#45 Cuba 16 944 4.0 2
#46 Chile 14 820 4.0 4
#47 Zimbabwe 13 798 6.0 2
#48 Thailand 10 910 5.0 2
#49 Austria 9 687 7.0 3
#50 Malta 8 657 3.5 4
#51 Lebanon 8 466 4.3 3
#52 Venezuela 7 783 8.0 1
#53 Ireland 7 079 2.8 5
#54 Jordan 6 641 6.0 1
#55 Bahamas 6 291 6.0 1
#56 Hungary 6 054 3.0 3
#57 Latvia 5 955 6.0 1
#58 Afghanistan 5 934 3.0 4
#59 Vatican City 5 473 3.5 2
#60 Lithuania 4 624 4.0 1
#61 Macedonia 4 382 3.0 2
#62 Syria 3 971 4.0 1
#63 Ecuador 3 374 4.0 1
#64 Finland 3 227 2.3 3
#65 Cyprus 3 172 3.0 1
#66 Uzbekistan 2 840 4.0 1
#67 Bulgaria 2 750 5.0 1
#68 Kuwait 2 301 4.0 1
#69 Qatar 2 103 3.0 1
#70 Singapore 1 947 4.0 1
#71 Gambia 1 890 4.0 1
#72 India 1 873 1.5 2
#73 Yemen 1 818 3.0 1
#74 Haiti 1 565 3.0 1
#75 Burkina Faso 1 452 3.0 1
#76 Belarus 1 430 3.0 1
#77 Madagascar 1 293 3.0 1
#78 Jamaica 1 178 2.0 1
#79 Estonia 1 122 2.0 1
#80 Taiwan 557 2.0 1
#81 Sri Lanka 550 2.0 1
#82 North Korea 450 1.0 1


This online game aims at putting your musical knowledge to the test and improving it while having fun! No need to be an expert, the game was designed for all tango music lovers, from beginners to DJs alike, so just start playing!

How to play

Once you're logged in, click Start to launch a quiz. You will hear a 10 second piece with 4 multiple-choice parameters to identify (i.e. the ID card of a tango track):

  • the orchestra (among the orchestras available in the music info base on this website)
  • the singer (among a list of singers who performed with the orchestra, or instrumental)
  • the title (among the songs recorded by the orchestra that same year with that same singer if one)
  • the recording period (among significant periods in the history of tango)

Once you've answered the first question, the correct answer's revealed and you move on to the next question. Once you've answered all four of them, click Start to get to the next song.

Special question types

Tango Music Quiz aims at improving your tango knowledge. Sometimes a different type of quiz may appear. It is usually a single question about tango culture (dance, music, history...), a maestro to recognize or some piece of lyrics to identify.


At the end of each quiz, you get some additional points. The number of points depends mainly on your good/wrong answers, but also on your current level and time to answer.


Because each of us has different tango music knowledge, the game adapts the difficulty automatically. Depending on the number of songs you try to identify, and your global % of good answers, you will play from level 0 (beginner) to level 17 (tango god). Players at level 0 will hear easy songs in a limited number. The more you rise in level, the greater the possibility of hearing not so well known tangos, in a greater number. The themes are labelled easy or hard to guess automatically, depending on the answers of all players. For example, La Bruja by D'Arienzo, as an all-time classic, will be guessed by experts and beginners alike, thus showing up at the lowest levels. An old ranchera by Lomuto, is rarely heard in milongas and will be hard to identify by beginners, so it should only show up in higher levels after a while.


08/03/2018 Several deep updates to match the increase of features and visitors. Code mostly rewritten. Complete update of the design (upper part of the iceberg).

07/02/2018 Improved quiz display which is more convenient for smartphones. Updated player.

16/01/2018 Improved accounts and added profile pages with timeline.

13/09/2017 Added Log In via Facebook.

03/09/2017 V3.6 Minor adjustements and corrections on points, levels, statistics and timing. Corrected stats that could go over 100% is some cases (not possible anymore. More quiz are required to get higher in levels. BUT, the more you grow, the more point you will get at each quiz. Enjoy!

16/12/2016 Several deep updates for faster conectivity especially if you are far from Paris. New php version, better dns, https, cdn, cache, optimized contents... Your clicks on the advertisements contributed to this.

09/10/2016 - V3.5 Added credits system. Don't get stuck at a level anymore! Get credits , use them to increase your stats and contribute to the website improvement. Added levels 19 and 20 for Gurus. Minor graphical improvements.

20/06/2016 - V3.4 Website translations! Many thanks to our friends who did a great job spending time to translate this game.
Agnieszka Ines Schott (Poland), Fabrizio Pinto (Italy), Juliana Maggioli (Brazil), Veronica Toumanova (Nederlands), Anna Zyuzina and Anastasiia Nikitina (Russia), Daniela Schulz (Germany), Cristina Aky and Horia Călin Pop (Romania), Nadia Cronidu (Greece), Rui Saito (Japan), ...

27/03/2016 - V3.3 Tango Music Quiz becomes available in 3 languages: english, spanish and french.

15/10/2015 - V3.2 Added quiz by pictures and by cultural text questions available in 3 languages.

01/10/2015 - V3.1 Added new lyrics quiz concept. Improved statistics panel display. Improved/adapted levels (thresholds) and new level 18. Bug fixes.

24/08/2015 - V3.0 Complete website update. New and more intuitive design. Updated code for HTML5/CSS3/PHP5.6. New player ranking with challengers, experts and gurus.

23/01/2015 - V2.3 Added Challenge Mode. From a simple link, you can now share specific recordings with your friends. She/he will have to guess it on the Tango Music Quiz game without having to create an account. Links can be found in EL RECODO TANGO MUSIC database, at the bottom of each recording page.

18/08/2014 - V2.2 Updated interface! Play from anywhere, the game is now optimized for smartphones! Plus additional improvements to make it more intuitive...

13/01/2014 - V2.1 Updated rules! Tango music is a never-ending research. The Tango Music Quiz better reflects this idea with a new point system which is also used for the players ranking. In addition, high level players (getting more difficult tracks) can get more points by answers.

29/11/2013 - V2.0 Updated rules! You can still take all your time to answer a quiz, but your global score will be slightly less than the ones who answer imediately. The idea is not to go fast as such, just to be fair between the ones who really recognize a track and those who double check before answering (which remains also an option).

09/11/2013 - V1.7 Added favorites management at the end of each quiz. Keep trace of what you like...

20/09/2013 - V1.6 Added ranking by countries, list of online players, links to find related recordings into our database.

20/08/2013 - V1.5 Added ranking page and profile menu with possibility to reset the game and modify your account.

19/08/2013 - V1.4 You can now listen a 10s samples at the begining, but also at the middle of the track, a great help to answer the quiz ! 10 first seconds for questions 1 and 3 ; 10s from the middle for questions 2 and 4.

18/08/2013 More and more ochestras and tracks added ! More than 5000 tracks now !

16/08/2013 - V1.3 The number of possible orchestras is now limited at the beginning and increases with the level. The random track algorithm has been improved to change the orchestra more often.

16/08/2013 - V1.2 Added flags in the top 10.

12/08/2013 - V1.1 Added information about how to reach the next level, how the tracks are selected, plus few more fun details.

10/08/2013 Added orchestras to the database...

07/08/2013 - V1.0 The interface is now in english so more tangueros from all the world can play. Thanks to Benjamin Solano who translated most of the sentences.

About Tango Music Quiz

Hi Pasquale, The new version has absolutely no impact on audio quality. Regarding the reload, do you have any detail? Do you mean the complete page is reloaded even if you don't click to any link or button? You can also send me details by FB (Gregory Diaz). Best Regards
The quality of the audio in the tangos with singer seems to be worse in this new version of the quiz. A couple of times the page reloads in the middle of the answer to a single quiz.
Aucune distinction entre Mac et PC, ça vient d'ailleurs... :-)
ça ne fonctionne pas avec Mac :(
Soy un enamorado del tango desde niño. Saludos desde Colombia
the quiz was not working under firefox (no music) but at least it was working under Safari. Now not anymore and i am using a computer (not an iOS device). the sound is working to listen to stuff outside the quiz. Help :-)
Tango Argentino ya es de todo el Planeta Tierra y más allá.
should never started this quiz! i should be doing housecleaning but this is too much fun, i can't stop!
En changeant de navigateur, j'obtient le message d'erreur :
Executable: rekonq PID: 5735 Signal: Bus error (7) Time: 25/12/2017 08:18:12
Je suis sous firefox et le Quiz ne fonctionne pas, aucun son ne sort (alors que tout le reste du site est opérationnel)
Carlos di Sarli a raison avec son commentaire ('The ranking should be 'level then points' not 'points then level' because it is easy to get lot of points (you just have to play forever'). Mais avec une chose il s'équivoque, on ne jouerait pas éternellement. Tout a un fin:)
anche a me da iPhone 7 non parte musica, uso il pc e mi diverto molto
Great website! you should make a app for smartphones! or it really exist yet?
Welcome Karlos, update your internet browser, prefer Chrome, disable your ads block, or similar bad software, try disabling your antivirus, allow all from www.el-recodo.com especially Javascript, Flash, images... and turn on the volume :-)
I just joined and started the Quiz, but its not possible to hear the Music. Some help?
United Kingdom
Hi Gregory, ah yes now it makes sense! Thanks! Great quiz!
Hi Gabriele
Yes it can be the case if you take a long time to answer. Try answering faster and let me know if that solves your issue.
United Kingdom
Hello Gregory, there's something strange. My orchestras statistics seem to go down even if I make the correct choice. How is it possible?
solo son instrumentales?
Exactly Ilene! You had enough easy tracks. At level 12 it is time for challenges come on... :-)
United States
Im having lots of fun with your quiz. But seems the music you play in Europe is very different from what we play in NYC, the States, even Buenos Aires. DJs here rarely play Rotundo, Francini Pontier, Federico (tho I like him alot), even Sassone is not played much. So I just wish there was more traditional music included in the quiz. I'm on the twelve level now and have heard only one D'AgostinoVargas, no D'ArienzoEchague, no Troilo Fiorentino, etc. Perhaps you think those are too easy haha!
Hola! Me gusta mucho este juego. Aunque ingreso muy poco al sitio por falta de tiempo. GRACIAS.
Abrazos Tangueros del mundo.
Marcella De Nisi, me doy cuenta que hace meses que no te funciona la musica. Seria bueno que me lo muestre por qué para mi y los jugandores que yo sepa funciona.
Contatemos por facebook (Gregory Diaz o El RECODO TANGO) . Saludos!
Aprovecho para agredecer a todos los jugadores; somos mas de 2000 ahora y con 200 000 quiz... No pensaba que tanta gente se iba a copar :-)
Abrazos y gracias por compartir!
Gioco con iPhone 7 e non mi parte la musica
MI risulta che Patotero sentimental de Orq. DiSarli canta Mario Pomar uscì il 26/1/54 e non 12/53 (Club del Tango, El Bandoneon)
And, yes, paying to remove wrong answers does not seem very fair to me. Of course, I understand the underlying motivation that is acceptable given the nice site you provided us with. But linking that to the level is really objectionable.
The ranking should be 'level then points' not 'points then level' because it is easy to get lot of points (you just have to play forever) while level on the contrary displays the actual average of correct answers. Just my 2 cents...
También feliz año nuevo a todos. Este quiz tiene verdaderamente un nerd factor:)
Hola Mirjana, Gracias por jugar! Si conseguis conservar tu estadistica actual en unos quiz pasaras al nivel 12. No necesitas pagar. Pero si te encontras bloqueada en el proximo nivel y quieres avanzar mas rapido, entonces los creditos pueden ser utiles.
El sitio y el juego son gratis pero me cuestan bastante. Dar (pidiendo creditos) y/o consultar publicidades son pequeñas formas de contribuciones que ayudan ;-)
Que tengas un feliz 2017. y a todos los que jugaron como locos este año
ahh, je pense il faut payer pour avoir la posibilité d'améliorer son compte. Dinero, dinero toujours dinero - Carlos Di Sarli - Alberto Podesta - Dinero dinero, 1947
tengo la impresión que este 'boost your stats' no fonctiona. Cada vez cuando intento de activarlo no se pasa nada.... y así no tengo la posibilidad de mejorar mis puntos:((
Merci beaucoup pour la possibilité de participer au Quiz. Il entraîne de nouveau mes savoirs enfouis or autrement dit il révèle mes connaissances apparemment perdues - il fait surgir le temps perdu: les inoubiables expériences que j'avais eu avec la musique mais aussi avec les personnes avec lesquelles j'avais partagé la musique dansant....
ah ah jouer en famille! Une petite nouvelle sur le site, c'est trop drôle!
Ottima idea! La difficoltà arriva in modo graduale e funziona molto bene... davvero complimenti! Grazie, Alessio.
I recently had an issue with Chrome: reading audio was impossible (not only from El Recodo Tango). A simple Chrome update solved it (Menu -- Help -- About)
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Acabo de tener problemas con Chrome: imposible de leer audio (no solo desde El Recodo Tango). lo he corregido simplemente con un update de Chrome (Menu -- Help -- About).
Patricia y Petruzzelli duermen alguna vez????
Acabo de empezar, la verdad es que me gusta un montón. Gracias!!!!
Jajajjajajaa si ! es impresionante! Pero con tiempo todo se logra... Y cuando mas subas, menos quedan para superar ;-)
jamas alcanzare a pitruzzelli, como hizo para meter un millon de puntos? es humanamente imposible
Niente nn mi funziona
INn riesco a giocare Nn M parte la musica
Test du quizz aujourd'hui, moi qui n'aime pas les jeux j'adore et je me prends au jeu! Merci Grégory Diaz et l'équipe de Récodo pour ce site, aussi ce site est un outil de travail pour moi et m'a beaucoup aidé à progresser dans mon rôle de Dj, alors encore mille et mille mercis! Eli
El error 404 no puedo hacer nada me parece... pero poca gente esta jugando al nivel de 18 :-) yo lo voy hacer para probar un poco mas lo que pasa alla en el cielo, por si acaso se me escape algo en el codigo.
Acabo de pedirte como amigo en FB. Ahi hablamos...
En este caso concreto ademas de tener que poner Instrumental para poder seguir, al teclear el único titulo posible, melodia oriental, me sale el error tipo ETTP440, o parecido, que me impide seguir jugando, con lo que no tengo mas remedio que deconectarme de la pagina y volverme a conectar. No creo que esto le pase a mas gente porque seguramente ya lo hubiesen comentado. De cualquier forma gracias por contestar. Seguiremos jugando,
Hola Gregory. Me suele pasar algunas veces. Ahora mismo por ejemplo me pasó con Melodia oriental de Zerrillo. Tengo que teclear Instrumental para poder seguir jugando. Seguramente eso solo me pase a mi. Será algo interno de mi pc. De todas formas te agradezco la contestación.
Hola Francisco te recuerdas al menos de una grabación (tema) con que te paso eso? Al final de cada Quiz hay un botón para indicar este tipo de problema. Así yo puedo averiguar si eso un problema con el tema o no.
Muchas veces me ocurre que si tecleo una respuesta correcta me sale un error que me obliga a ir atrás y marcar cualquier otra respuesta sabiendo que no es la correcta para poder continuar. Si la opción que hay que contestar es única y sale el error tengo que desconectarme y volver a conectarme para seguir jugando con un quiz diferente. ¿Le ocurre eso a alguien mas?
Espero que me digas porque la verdad no entiendo en que te puede molestar para jugar... si te gusta el juego pincha en las publicidades de vez en cuando para contribuir :)
Hola, Gregory. El próximo día hago captura de pantalla y te lo envío. Me sale en un recuadro de la derecha, a la altura de cuando estoy escuchando el tema, y salen anuncios de seguros y trailers de películas. Gracias por contestarme. Saludos.
Hola Nieves, lo que describes no puede venir de esta página que aunque tenga 1 o 2 publicidades son muy discretas, no hacen saltar nada y no generan ningún sonido. Quizás tu navegador tenga un virus o algo por el estilo. Si me mandas una copia de tu pantalla por Facebook te lo podría confirmar. Repito que esto no viene del quiz. Gracias por participar. Un saludo
Hola, buenos días. Entiendo que tengan que poner publicidad, pero en el Quiz no, por favor, no se puede jugar. Cuando estoy escuchando salta el anuncio y después otro... Espero lo arreglen pronto porque me encanta venir a jugar. Muchas gracias.
Reload the page.
If the issue remains answer the question anyway until you got the final result. From here there is a button link to the recording page where you can comment about the issue. But usually it is more a server or Internet issue. .
Stuck at the third song, the music does not play at all
Soy Maria Grillo de Argentina, imposible escuchar las grabaciones se corta al momento de reproducirse
..because you are still a challenger @level 4. Get Level 8 and higher to start playing for real ;-p
it's a big fun, thank you! Dates/period are usually (too) easy to guess, except Di Sarli-s between Music Hall and later :)
Seems to be a downloading issue more than navigator issues. The mp3 file needs to be downloaded fast enough. if there is any internet issue during this process, the player may freeze few seconds. The content of the samples only depends on the recordings, if there is a long intro, it can be more difficult to guess. When asking you the singer, you can listen a sample from the middle of the track, which usually helps, but not always ;-) Good Luck!
I didn't hear anything in the beginning, just meaningless, sometimes 1 sec long fragments or just intro, withut music. Lost points :) Switched to Explorer, now it's ok.
It's a fun, but still feel a bit strange guessing the singer withouth hearing it :)
The site is tested/optimized for Chrome. Can you explain by email or fb more precisely what error you encontoured ?
doesn't wok on chrome ((
Great fun! A big thank you from me!
doesnt work on my chrome :(
Hola a todos que buena idea este sitio! Aprendo mucho!!
que tal clerita
amazing! congratulation!!!!
Fantastic Joke!! :D a sort of Drugs for tangueros & TJ :) Thank you
hola Gregory(et bon voyage!).
una tonteria: en la pregunta sobre la Suite Troileana (yo ni sabia que existia!) falta una 'i'
Great site.. congratulation! I can't stop play
ahahah, super la question sur le quiz qu' on adore!! :D vous pourriez utiliser la meme idée pour les chanteurs aussi.... je crois que va etre la seule possibilité pour moi de les déviner.... :( :D vous etes génials!!!! je vais cliquer tout de suite sur la publicité parce que j'en veux encore et encore!!!! merci :) francesca.
Thanks a lot!!
Hi Michele e Francesca, i confirm this was a bug I never seen before because of its very low probability to happen. It is now corrected on version 3.1. Thanks!
Hi guys, we have had twice 'cafe de los angelitos by troilo: both times we guessed it but it keeps saying that the answer is incorrect (although it does confirms that the title is correct). I guess there might be a bug or something. thanks for this website, it is amazing!:)
gallo ciego
thanks Gregory Diaz !
Hi Alfredo, hope you are well. Thanks a lot for your comments. I will correct it asap !
For your information, this is a general topic comment page. For further corrections, please post them on the recording page. The URL looks like this: http://www.el-recodo.com/music?id=6207
Hola Gregory, "Samitier" is indicated by Bachicha. I have 2 cd's reporting that the orchestra is Bianco - Bachicha. Can you control. Thanks. Alfredo
Hola Gregory, seems to me that "Senorita Luna" by Enrique Rodriguez is sung not only by Armando Moreno (as signed in the quizz) but by Armando Moreno, Omar Quiroz and Oscar Galan. Thanks. Alfredo
Czech Republic
Thanks Gregory.
Well seen Vladimir ! Corrected. Thanks !
Czech Republic
Entertaining quiz, indeed! I found a small bugPlease unite Romeo Gavio y Lita Morales with Lita Morales y Romeo Gavio options in Edgardo Donato's tracks...
Thanks Antonio ! Yes I know those databases too and i use them of course but if I have any doubt I prefer not to put an information than a wrong one. If you see any error or missing info in this quizz or the music database, please post a comment on the page of that recording (URL with id=.... for example like http://www.el-recodo.com/music?id=2282).
Thanks for playing !
Hello Gregory,
congratulations on your wonderful quiz!! I just cannot stop playing the game. Keep it up!
Just a little suggestion from a fellow collector: From time to time, the 10s-samples do not include the voice of the singer. This happens mainly with guardia vieja tracks containing an estribillo. So it is quite difficult to recognize the singer just by listening to the instrumental part of the recording.
By the way: If you like to complement some of the missing day-month-year information of the recording dates in your music base, you may want to have a look at the different online databases I listed on my website: dj-tango.com/database
Hola Alfredo,
Done! thank you for the feedback. If you find other mistakes, please post a comment in the page of the recording www.el-recodo.com/music?id=7636
Hi, there is an error in the database. The question about "Che Bartolo" played by Astor Piazzolla is not Instrumental but sung by Aldo Campoamor. Please correct and if possible adjust my points and rating. Thanks and compliments for the game!!! Alfredo Petruzzelli
Hi Nicholas, this is already the case. In fact the time to answer each question has significant impact on the points you get at the end. Of course, if the answer is correct but the time to answer longer, you still get points and move forward in the game (Pts will increase slower...). I did not displayed a timer on the page because it is not necessarily a race. You can choose to take your time and search more details about the tracks you didn't know about or re-discover thanks to the Tango Music Quizz. you can even add them to your Wish List, check the lyrics or related recodings directly from our Website. The actual points systems is fair when comparing all players while allowing to experience the game in different ways. That's our idea... :-)
Thanks for playing
need a timer to prevent people from cheating, no ?
Hi Jared, the mechanism you describe in point 2 is already in place, but when you win and increase your level, more tracks are added to the game... For the 1st point, we could do a special mode with only orchestras. I commit to develop it if 40 000 tracks are played ! today we are at 30422 :-) Abrazos
United States
Some changes I would like: let me start out by just working on {orchestras, singers, title, date} instead of all four, 2) provide a better mechanism for me to learn some of these things (perhaps by only providing a small number of choices initially and repeating the same questions several times, or just have me listen to music from maybe five different singers at first like is currently done with orchestras.)