Brazilian Choro Ensemble
Joshua Tucker, Director
Students will play this popular Brazilian style, which emerged in the late 19th century and is often compared to early jazz. Classes run according to the traditional roda model, a structured jam session where performers read through, improvise upon, and hone their abilities to play familiar tunes. Prior familiarity with choro music not required, but some instrumental expertise is; ability to read notation preferred. Typical instruments include guitar, cavaquinho (Brazilian ukulele), mandolin, flute, and pandeiro (Brazilian tambourine), but others are welcome to participate on instructor approval. Performers with related experience (for instance, in American fingerstyle guitar, or hand percussion) who are interested on learning these instruments are welcome too. Instructor permission required. Enrollment limited to 20. Repeatable for credit. S/NC.