Monthly Archives: February 2023

“Choro Pro Zé” – Amazingly Beautiful Brazilian Guitar Composition

Choro Pro Zé (Choro for Zé) is a composition by Guinga, one of the greatest living composers of the Brazilian guitar. It explores the tonality of D minor, starting with a scale of whole tones. The piece is harmonically very rich, making use of modal borrowings and chromatic passages, and calls for a softer, velvety […]

BRAZILIAN FLAMENCO! – “Santa Morena” (Jacob do Bandolim)

Santa Morena Jacob do Bandolim

This is my arrangement of the choro waltz “Santa Morena”, a spanish influenced piecee by Brazilian composer Jacob do Bandolim, to which I attempted to bring a flamenco flavor using somee techniques and concepts of the flamenco “bulerías” style.