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Posted By: krauster learning Brazilian jazzy stuff - 10/03/15 12:39 PM
I am a beginner. I had a year of piano lessons 50 years ago so I can read music very very slowly. But haven't played much for many years.

I just bought a digital piano. CGP700. It feels great and sounds great. I love it. There will be a lot to learn to use a tenth of its functionality.

But mostly what I want to learn is how to play a little Brazilian music along with recordings. I really like Ivan Lins's music.

From his latest album I love this song, Luxo Do Lixo (a few versions on youtube, https://goo.gl/bJN3Ag http://goo.gl/pVY91c). I can't find sheet music for it. I want to learn the chords. I have a pretty good ear and might be able to slowly pick out what's going on. But very slowly. Any ideas how to find the notes on the recording? I take it that music software can't analyze and display the notes.
Posted By: Rerun Re: learning Brazilian jazzy stuff - 10/03/15 01:11 PM
I've found Latin rhythms are a bit complicated until you get both hands in a dance together and your ears find a way to deal with that left hand supporting that sound. This guy is using mostly block chords in the left hand but maybe he will get you started on some ideas ... cut and paste below then scroll down to the fourth entry (the guy and piano):



https://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=ArSqpXUCPr7_crf1XZz_0tybvZx4?p=joana+dos+barcos&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-901&fp=1
Posted By: David Farley Re: learning Brazilian jazzy stuff - 10/03/15 02:37 PM
Christopher Norton has a book of Latin Preludes. He using a lot of Latin rhythms, but not exclusively, in some of his graded books.

http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title...-preludes-collection-sheet-music/5862744
Posted By: dire tonic Re: learning Brazilian jazzy stuff - 10/03/15 04:11 PM
Originally Posted by krauster
I am a beginner. I had a year of piano lessons 50 years ago so I can read music very very slowly. But haven't played much for many years.

I just bought a digital piano. CGP700. It feels great and sounds great. I love it. There will be a lot to learn to use a tenth of its functionality.

But mostly what I want to learn is how to play a little Brazilian music along with recordings. I really like Ivan Lins's music.

From his latest album I love this song, Luxo Do Lixo (a few versions on youtube, https://goo.gl/bJN3Ag http://goo.gl/pVY91c). I can't find sheet music for it. I want to learn the chords. I have a pretty good ear and might be able to slowly pick out what's going on. But very slowly. Any ideas how to find the notes on the recording? I take it that music software can't analyze and display the notes.

If you think you can make a stab at transcribing this you'll be well rewarded, no matter how long it takes you, you'll get faster at it and it will measurably improve your musicianship.

The chords aren't too tricky and the bass is simple enough to underline all the roots. Have a go, I'm sure if you get stuck there'll be some help available.
Posted By: peterws Re: learning Brazilian jazzy stuff - 10/03/15 09:03 PM
Samba jazz. Wonderful sophisticated lilt. Takes you back to the bossas of the 60s and Burt Bacharach et al. . .youll have much fun doing this!
Posted By: krauster Re: learning Brazilian jazzy stuff - 12/26/15 04:22 PM
Hi Rerun,
Somehow I missed your posting when you did it a month ago. I clicked on the link that you provided and it takes me to a yahoo search page and the fourth link is to a song by Paula Santaro (never heard of her but have heard the song). I don't see the "guy and piano". Maybe the search shows different results now.

By the way I like your statement of getting the hands to dance together. That is good imagery as I try to do that.
Posted By: Rerun Re: learning Brazilian jazzy stuff - 12/27/15 11:27 AM

Hey krauster, hope you're making some good headway on the Latin stuff. You know what, I don't think the recording is there now either but here's a Lins ballad I find interesting albeit slower:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV_kAtwUIP0


... and down the page you may discover something a little brisker. Yep, the ears start getting pretty good at moving the hands just like they do the feet.

I have to really listen closely to what and when I strike the tones with both hands on a lot of stuff until I get that rhythmic dance down solid ... fun stuff working it out tho.

Think about posting something when you get it together, you'll get a lot of support around here.

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