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Encoding of File Names

When you read through my Tango Tables, you may want to know the rules for the coding of the music filenames.

I set up a simple code as part of the filename so I can recognise the song without needing to resort to a program, which displays mp3 tags.  When setting up playlists I find this enormously helpful.  It does not take long to get used to it.

If you really don’t like the encoding, once you have downloaded a song, you can give it a file-name, which makes sense to you.


Here is an example: Can_SonarYnadaMas_VS^W

The first block of three or four letters is an abbreviation of the name of the composer or performer of the song.  I have a list of all abbreviations.  If there is demand I can upload it.

After the  __   follows a sensibly shortened version of the title, followed by another __   and a capital letter, which refers to the styles of Tango.

__V for Vals… __M for Milonga… __C or Cj for Canjengue or __Cd for Candombe.  Rarely you will find  __F for Fusion, some new Tangos, which include styling features from the country of the composer…. and very extremely seldom  __N for (can’t say the word).  An S after the style indicator means it’s a song.

When there is nothing after the title it means the piece is a ‘normal’ Tango.  Of course, sometimes there follows an __S, which means it’s a song.

After the style indicator follows ^ which means, I have completed the least I do with every piece,  it takes about half an hour.  This job includes:

 adding a bit of silence at the start and end
and a general volume adjustment
^W means I have done more than half an hours work.  For info on what else I do look under My Style of Dusting.

Sometimes I add  a lower case s after the W to indicate, it’s in stereo.

For example: Can_SonarYnadaMas_VS^W

It’s a Canaro piece called Sonar y nada mas, it’s a Vals, a song and I have done more than half an hours work on it.

I hope, this makes sense.


Amadeus W Tangoduster

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