Posts Tagged ‘guitar’

A “Tipsy” Recording. :)

November 25, 2013 Leave a comment

Hi there, how have you been?

Just wanted to share another instrumental theme, “Suco de goiaba” (stands for “Guava Juice”). A memento of small, simple happiness. :)



Another Oldie–A Mysterious One. :)

November 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Hi there, how have you been?

Another lost piece of music found! This one was composed by influence of the book “Les marins perdus” by the French writer Jean-Claude Izzo. Wonderful read, made me think of a “floating mystery” if I can describe this recording that way. :P

Les marins perdus

Have a nice week, take care! :D

Digging Deeper… New Fat Acoustic Theme. :)

September 23, 2013 Leave a comment

Those effect racks are going to kill me someday… :P But it’s getting more and more interesting. ;)

Jobim/Gilberto’s Way of Doing Music

September 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Hi there, how have you been?

Lately I’ve been on preparations for a special gig based on Vinícius de Moraes‘ work and that inevitably led me to some Bossa Nova harmony studies.

It can be quite interesting to get into Tom Jobim‘s mind while composing those terrific songs and into João Gilberto‘s as an acoustic guitar player. The first has merged jazz and samba harmonies in unprecedented ways; the second has crafted a particular way of defining rhythm into a single guitar.

This time I want to share the chords progression of Chega de Saudade, a song that starts in minor tone for Vinicius missing his distant girl and then shifts to a Major one when he mulls over her return. A true masters work. I hope you like it! :)

[chords taken from this João Gilberto’s recording]

Chega de saudade

Intro:		Cm7

1ª:		Cm7 Aº Abm6 Cm7
		II  II  II  II

2ª:		Cm7 Aº Gm7(9) | Ab(13) G7 G7(b13)
		         II   |   II

1ª':		Cm7 Bbm6(11) Am6 Abm6 Gº
		             II   II  II*

3ª:		Fm7 G7 Cm7 Cm7(9) | Aº Abm6 Cm7 Dm7 G#º
		                  |              ½   ½

1ªB:		C7M A7(b13) Am6 Am(b6) | G4/Ab G7 B7/F# C7M/G

2ªB:		C F#º Dm7 | Am6 Fm/D G#m6(#5) G#m6
		      II  | II          ½      ½

1ªB':		C7M C7M(9) Am6 | E7(9)/B E7(9) Am7 Abm7 Gm7 Gº
		           II  |                ½   ½    ½  ½

Concl.:		F7M Fm6 E7(9) A7(13) A7(b13) | Am6 Am(b6) E7(9)/B A7(b13)
		                ½       ½    |

		                               Am6 G4 C7M/G
		                                    7   II


June 24, 2013 Leave a comment

A new quick recording on, as the title states, wandering. lol I hope you like it. ;)

Have an awesome week! :D

Celebrating Death… In a Certain Way. :)

February 18, 2013 Leave a comment

Hi there, how are you all doing?

This week I want to share a song about death… But not necessarily in the dark sense of the word. After losing things in general during my lifetime–objects, places, people, love–I’m finally (at age of 32 lol) managing to realize (AND put into practice) a feeilng of… rebirth. I’m trying to see death as the end of a given cycle instead of just complaining about losing things… that actually were never mine since we don’t OWN things the way we may think we do.

‘Nuf said, here’s the song. :) I hope you like it.

See ya!

Commented Portfolio: A (Theatre) Play. (Tracks #6 & #7)

February 4, 2013 1 comment

Hi there, how have you been?

Getting on with our commented portfolio here we go with two tracks from a theatre play soundtrack.

In this work I needed something… fantastic, though concrete to some extent. In order to achieve that I decided to keep an acoustic, folk mood when it comes to instrumentation (nylon guitar, mandolin–both traditional Brazillian/Portuguese instruments) in one hand and a more vanguard harmony for the “surprising”, magic feeling in the other–se the major chord striking the final blow in “Não esperou o dia seguinte”.

Enjoy is, see ya next week!

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