Pedro Ramos (b.1970)


Basic Concepts for Playing Brazilian Music
for C, Bb, Eb and bass instruments (en/sp)

for: Instrument in C (high and low), B-flat or E-flat (flute /violin /clarinet /saxophone /trumpet /horn /trombone /guitar /keyboard /piano /bass)

Music lesson book, playback-CD

Item no.634989
Author/ComposerPedro Ramos
Languagesenglish, spanish
Scope112 pages; 23 × 30.5 cm
Release year2015
Publisher/ProducerAdvance Music
Producer No.ADV 18013
36.00 €
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (Germany )
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Like bossa nova and samba, the choro is among the most popular music styles 'made in Brazil'. Originally emerged from a blend of European and African folklore, titles like 'Tico Tico' are popular throughout the world today. The present textbook explains step by step the way to your own interpretation of the traditional choro melodies and to an improvisation in style. All examples are notated for C, B flat, E flat and bass instruments. Enjoy playing this music!


  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • Historical Background
  • From, Harmony and Melodix Concepts
  • Rhythm, Melody and Their Interpretation
  • Improvisation
  • Appendix: Repertoire and Recordings
  • Suggested Listening
  • Bibliography
  • About the Author
  • About Faculdade de música Souza Lima