Originally from sertão, Brazilian northeast countryside, the Baião has some remarkable rhythmic characteristics.
Beside the Brazilian folklore influences, many songwriters used baião rhythmic and its elements to create instrumental or more elaborated songs. We can mention compositions like “Ponteio” or “Canudos” by Edu Lobo; Hermeto Paschoal’s “Bebê”; “Loro” by Egberto Gismonti or, even, “Baião Improvisado” by Tânia Maria.
I wrote this song, called “Além mar”, as an example of a song that follows this direction.
Discover how to play the most important Brazilian Rhythms on the piano:
Multimedia Method: Book + Video Files + Audio Files
Learn how to play the main Brazilian grooves and styles (choro, baião, samba, bossa, frevo, partido-alto, marcha-rancho) with this practical and complete method. In this book you will discover innovative techniques with a gradual learning path: there are 15 songs with different levels of development, 78 exercises, several groove patterns for comping. The book contains 136 pages.
Grooves, musics, solo and comping
Learn how to play solo piano and how to comp other instruments. The repertoire presented offers both solo piano and piano comping versions.
Purchase the book, download the videos and audios that integrates the study. Watch the videos, use the audio bases to study the songs and practice the groove exercises and patterns.
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