Songs and studies for solo guitar.

Gente Humilde | Lesson #118 | Solo Guitar

Annibal Augusto Sardinha started his career he was 11, and that is why he became known as Garoto (boy). In addition to standard guitar, he also played mandolin, hawaiian guitar, portuguese guitar, tenor guitar, and electric guitar. Although he has not lived for a long time (he died at the age of 40), his music influenced musicians like Baden Powell, João Gilberto, Raphael Rabello, and has been influencing generations of musicians until nowadays.

Gente Humilde | Lesson #118 | Solo Guitar2020-11-12T15:17:38-06:00

Maninha | Lesson #116 | Solo Guitar

In addition to bossa nova, the waltz has been a musical style much appreciated by Brazilian composers like Tom Jobim, Edu Lobo and Chico Buarque, mainly to talk about love. In the early twentieth century, unlike samba and choro, European waltz was well accepted by society and was part of a common piano repertoire taught to young girls, daughters of wealthy landowners, businessmen and traders.

Maninha | Lesson #116 | Solo Guitar2020-08-14T06:52:26-05:00

Progressive studies #8 | Lesson #112 | Solo Guitar

I wrote this Choro-style study for a guitar magazine in 2004. The other day, I was going through a lot of music books and old sheet music stored in a closet when I came across this piece. Then I thought, wait a minute, this is a great piece to add to the progressive studies series! So, here it is.

Progressive studies #8 | Lesson #112 | Solo Guitar2020-10-11T15:36:29-05:00

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