• Peghead Nation Announces New Course - Brazilian Choro Mandolin with Ian Coury

    Peghead Nation Announces New Course - Brazilian Choro Mandolin

    FAIRFAX, CALIF. — Peghead Nation has announced the launch of their newest course, Brazilian Choro Mandolin with Ian Coury.

    Coury has been accruing professional awards and accolades since 2014, when he shared a stage with Brazilian choro legends Armandinho and Hamilton de Holanda at the age of 12. Today, he's one of Brazil's most-respected virtuosos of the ten-string mandolin. As he continues to push the boundaries of the instrument and of the choro genre, he has performed with such luminaries as Paquito D'Rivera, Claudio Roditi, and Toninho Horta, and has recently received two important awards: "Best Instrumentalist" in the National FM Radio Festival (2020), and second place (by popular vote) in Brazil's eFestival (2021), both for performances of original compositions.

    In Ian's course you will learn to play Brazilian choro music on the mandolin from the classic sounds of Jacob do Bandolim to the modern style of Hamilton Holanda.

    The Brazilian Choro Mandolin Subscription

    • In-depth lessons on playing Brazilian choro music on the mandolin
    • New lessons added every month
    • High-quality video with multiple camera angles
    • Cose-ups of both hands in action
    • Detailed notation and tablature for each tune
    • Play-Along Track videos so you can play along with Ian
    • Downloadable Play-Along audio tracks of Ian's Brazilian choro band
    • Play along with each tune on the audio tracks (with or without Ian)

    About Ian Coury

    Ian comes from Brazil's capital city, Brasília, where he began playing mandolin at age eight, studying with Marcelo Lima at the Raphael Rabello School of Choro. In 2019 Ian received a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where, in his second year, he received the String Department Award, and has already taught a choro workshop at Harvard University. Before coming to the US to study, Ian had already made the journey to perform at NAMM (2017, 2018), but his professional trajectory in Brazil began much earlier: in 2014 he played both solo and with Armandinho at the Club do Choro in Brasília; in 2014 and 2015, he was recognized for his merits by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Arts, History, and Literature; and in 2016 he appeared on the cover of Choro Magazine, and received a culture award from Brazil's House of Representatives.

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