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Brazilian Choro: A Method for Mandolin and Bandolim

By Marilynn Mair and Paulo Sa

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Mandolin - Beginning
Composed by Marilynn Mair and Paulo Sa. Squareback saddle-stitched, Methods. Brazilian. Book/CD Set. 136 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21975BCD).

Item Number: MB.21975BCD

ISBN 9780786682775. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Brazilian Choro: A Method for Mandolin 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. Mr. Sa, a native Carioca who as played Choro since childhood, understands Choro intuitively and brings a Brazilian perspective to the project. Ms. 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.

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