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Venture out of the ordinary and expand your musical horizons with guitar styles from Brazil. This book introduces the musical elements that are at the heart of the Brazilian sound. In addition to rhythms such as tango, choro, samba, and bossa nova, a rich vocabulary of characteristic chord sequences is covered, with techniques for integrating Brazilian melodic and accompaniment styles.
The music notation, instantly familiar to experienced fingerstyle and classical guitarists, includes chord diagrams above both standard music notation and TAB to make learning trouble free for all players. Featuring a number of distinctively Brazilian solo compositions, this thorough yet concise introduction to the world of Brazilian guitar makes it fun and easy to play the fascinating styles of one of the world's richest musical traditions.
The CD demonstrates all the examples and compositions featured in the book.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The Families of Attacks
The Basic Principle of Rhythmic Variation: Three the Same, One Different
The Basic Brazilian Guitar Rhythm: The Maxixe
CHAPTER 2-Styles Based on One-Bar Rhythms
Afox and Pandeiro Samba
Tango Brasileiro Etude
Etude of O Viol o de Sete Cordas
CHAPTER 3-Arranging for Brazilian Guitar
Bring Out the Melody
CHAPTER 4-Bai o
Viagem pra Recife
CHAPTER 5-Samba: The Two-Bar Pattern
Samba de Inverno
CHAPTER 6-Bossa Nova
48 pages Book and CD