Brazilian Choro: A Method for Mandolin focuses on teaching "bandolim" technique for playing Choro. The combination of method book and online audio 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.
Paulo Sa, a native Carioca who has played Choro since childhood, understands Choro intuitively and brings a Brazilian perspective to the project. 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. Includes access to online audio.