By Brian Hodel
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The Brazilian Masters (The Music of Jobim, Bonfa, and Baden Powell for Solo Guitar). Arranged by Brian Hodel. For Guitar. Guitar Solo. Bossa Nova and Samba. Difficulty: medium. Instrumental Solo Songbook. Standard guitar notation and fingerings. 32 pages. Published by TRO - The Richmond Organization (HL.378821).
ISBN 0634024086. With standard guitar notation and fingerings. Bossa Nova and Samba. 9x12 inches.
14 sambas and bossa novas by the genre's greatest composers. Songs appear in order of difficulty, allowing the player to improve their technique, musical expression, and understanding of this wonderful music. Songs include: Desafinado * Ebony Samba * Samba Triste * Sambalamento * Solidao * and more. Also includes playing tips.
Location: from nyc
December 22, 2010
Gerald Garcia on his Brazilian Portraits album played some of the Brian Hodel transcriptions in this book. They are outstanding. Listen to the album , then try the transcription in this book. They are not Latin jazz per se, but they have such a wonderful classical + latin sway that...
23 of 48 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Englewood, FL
December 19, 2006
Great music, great price
I've been working with this book for a couple of months and find it consistently challenging with authentic arrangements. If you look at Charlie Byrd's arrangements of Jobim (also a good idea) you can see how this music has more Brazilian, non-Jazz feel to it.
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