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Macho - Glossary Term
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When a piece/song/dance changes key or tempo at the end we call the the Macho. For example, the Tangos are the macho of Tientos and the Rumba is the Macho of Tangos.
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Subida - Glossary Term
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Tientos Explained - Introduction
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