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Chorinho - A Brazilian Style

Evaldo Devellis (285) · [archive]
Style: Other · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 100
Pages: 1


Hi there!

I would like to show you a brazilian style of music called Chorinho. This style is older than Bossa Nova and it is more near of Samba style.

This style was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1870. At first, it was only a brazilian manner of playing european styles like schottisch and waltz for examples. Translating Choro means "Cry", and it's because of the instruments used and the manner of playing them that gave a melancholic feeling for the style.
Afterwards, Choro create a self form and names like Ernesto Nazareth and Chiquinha Gonzaga arises.
At beginning, it was only instrumental. Its major characteristic is improvisation.
When Choro is faster, the name is Chorinho (Little Cry !?).

Anyway, here goes a chorinho by Zequinha de Abreu (1880-1935), one of the greatest names of brazilian music.

As the great number of Choros, the form of this style has 3 parts A, B and C.

This is the parts chart of this music--> || A part | B part | A part | C part | A part ||

I will show you in this lesson the A part. Soon I intend to show you the remaining parts.

Thank you and, any doubt, contact me. Bye.
Evaldo Devellis

PS: I devote this lesson for the great player Charles Gacsi, an expert of brazilian styles too. I'm sure he earns more but it's all I can do for now.

This Masterpiece is owned by Zequinha de Abreu and this lesson serves only for studying purposes.
TICO-TICO NO FUB >by Zequinha de Abreu

Chorinho - A Brazilian Style