The Surdo-Thumb technique provides a bass-percussion-like tone through the use of the flesh against more than one bass string at a time. The multiple bass strings vibrating resemble the depth of the skin of the “surdo”.
I’ve been wanting to record this tune for a few weeks and finally had the time. “Feira de Mangaio” is a baião by Sivuca, that when I play, reminds of going out to Brazil’s forró, to dance for hours. The swing is the most important part in order to bring the spirit of the music […]