ABOUT TANGO MUSIC QUIZ
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.
23/08/2018 Which recording do you like for listening, for dancing, and which not? Players can now rate tangos at the end of the quiz. Distinct audio samples are played through the 4 questions and a longer sample is available at the end of the quiz.
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.