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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. On the other hand, these waltzes were gradually transformed by chorões into a more Brazilian waltz, which would have a closer relationship with choro through the use of similar harmonic progressions and melodic lines. This style was called waltz-choro. This […]…

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Maninha | Lesson #116 | Solo Guitar2020-06-27T17:44:56-05:00

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 Guitar2020-04-26T09:29:21-05:00