The traditional music of South America is very rich due to both the historical process of the continent and the cultural diversity of the communities it hosts. The cultural structure of the continent bears traces of indigenous peoples, communities brought from various parts of Africa as slaves and colonists from Europe. In this work Milonga, Tango and Choro dances, which constitute an important part of contemporary classical guitar repertoire will be analysed in terms of their origins, rhythmic structures and characteristic features. These dance forms will be examined with examples from the compositions for the guitar by such prominent South American composers of the 20th century as A. Fleury, A. Piazzolla, J. Pernambuco and H.Villa Lobos. The dance forms and compositions were selected by considering their popularity at classical guitar performances. Furthermore, the transformation of traditional South American music into original pieces by composers and their contribution to the guitar repertoire will be revealed. The aim of our work is to contribute to the guitarists who perform these compositions and to the trainers in this area.
Latin Dances, Guitar, Milonga, Tango, Choro