Brazilian Choro: A Method for Mandolin and Bandolim

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November 19, 2010 - 8:15 am

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Brazilian Choro: A Method for Mandolin and Bandolim

Brazilian Choro: A Method for Mandolin and Bandolim

Pacific, Mo. — Mel Bay, Inc. has announced the publication of Brazilian Choro: A Method for Mandolin that focuses on teaching bandolim technique for playing Choro.

The combination of method book and CD offers a great opportunity to add performance practice to the black-and-white notes on the page. The book, presented in both English and Portuguese, is written for two different groups—Brazilians learning to play bandolim in the Choro tradition, and non-Brazilians who play other styles and want to learn Choro.

Co-author Paulo Sá, a native Carioca who as played Choro since childhood, understands Choro intuitively and brings a Brazilian perspective to the project.

Co-author Marilynn Mair, a classical mandolinist who has spent much of the past four years refining her Choro technique in Rio, brings an outsider's viewpoint, recognizing the subtle distinctions that make Choro style unique.

Together these renowned performers and university professors have created a pathway to help you play Choro with a true Carioca accent. Music presented in standard notation.

Additional information:
Appropriate for Beginning-Intermediate
136 pages
Perfect binding
Size: 8.75" x 11.75"
Suggested retail: $24.99
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