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  1. RIP: John Morton. Metal luthier master

    In case any of you knew John, he passed away a couple of days ago. He built beautiful metal resonator mandolins and guitars. He played guitar and clarinet. (he often played with my choro jams and was...
  2. CHORO: Jovino Santos Neto Lectures in Jan

    Wanted to alert anyone interested in learning more about Choro. I've heard Jovino on numerous occasions and he is superb. Will be a great way to better understand this original Brazilian music.
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    Re: Walla Walla the week of the 12th of Oct

    good advice. thanks!
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    Walla Walla the week of the 12th of Oct

    Anyone around able to play? Maybe it will be nice enough to play outdoors, or in some kind of appropriate location. My bluegrass is rusty but got plenty of choro to share if it suits the mood.
  5. Re: Song John Reischman plays in Fretboard Journal

    yes, it is Vou Vivendo (I will live! I am going to live or also translated as "living the life" I've heard it said). just to make a quick point, John recorded it in C, which is not a usual key for...
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    Re: A-String Buzz

    Yes, agreed. Had the same problem with a new Collings. Took it to a local luthier who puzzled on it for a bit and then solved the problem dealing with just as mentioned above. This was on a Collings...
  7. Anyway to get the lead sheet for Hindustan?

    Anyway to get the lead sheet for Hindustan?
  8. Re: Brazilian musician Jo„o Gilberto dies aged 88

    For you younger players, there was a point in time about 1960-66 when this was some of the hottest jazz music on the planet. The record that he produced with Stan Getz was a huge success and brought...
  9. Boston choro players? late september trip planned

    Hey any of you playing Choro music in the Boston area, i'll be taking a trip out from about 20 September through 30 September. Would love to get together and play with some folks while out there I...
  10. Re: Article: Andy Statman Rides the Monroe Bus

    Superb like everything Statman does. Thanks for the posting.
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    Re: Blues, Stomps, & Rags #47

    One of my favorites by Cooder. Simply brilliant.
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    Re: Some Choros recorded by us

    Maybe someone can see about putting copies of some of the out of print stuff mentioned above up on a service like ScribD.
  13. History of Choro streaming on KPTZ.ORG this month! Saturdays 11AM

    KPTZ announces a week-long radio special on the history of Brazil’s Choro music. The show, A Joyful Cry: Brazil’s Choro Music was produced by WFMT Radio Network out of Chicago, and is hosted by...
  14. History of Choro streaming on KPTZ.ORG this month! Saturdays 11AM

    KPTZ.ORG presents "A Joyful Cry – Brazil’s Choro Music" Saturdays at 11 AM PDT (-8GMT) in April. KPTZ announces a replay of the radio special on the history of Brazil’s Choro music. The show, A...
  15. Re: Currently running a tribute to Jacob do Bandolim www.kptz.org

    Right you are, the station hasn't updated their certificates for the internet. Sorry about that. I forget that causes problems.
  16. Currently running a tribute to Jacob do Bandolim www.kptz.org

    Tune in if you can. Until 9:30AM today.
  17. New Hamilton de Holanda CD - Jacob Bossa

    Wonderful new CD by Hamilton. Features a lot of Jacob reinterpreted by Hamilton using Jacob's last bandolim. The first time it has been played since Jacobs death. If you like choro you likely will...
  18. Registration for 2019 Centrum Choro Workshop Open Now!

    Centrum has just opened the 60+ slots for next April's 10th Annual Choro workshop. Returning back are: Dudu Maia -Bandolim, Jovino Santos Neto - piano, Douglas Lora on 7 string guitar, his brother...
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    Re: Choro guitar method?

    Since I just got asked this question off this older post, the "White Books" referred to above are the Chediak CHORO Songbooks, 1,2,3. If you only can get one, get #1. But all three are great...
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    Re: Strategy to get better

    Good tips frm dadsaster. I've spent time taking lessons with a variety of very good working pros and always ask about their practice techniques. Many of them also took lessons from masters, so if you...
  21. Re: Flatiron Festival F versus a great Collings MT???

    You might want to try and find a Montana original Flatiron Festival F. I have one and it's a monster for playing in bluegrass jams. Very loud and woody. it seems to have a different neck (better)...
  22. Re: Fado: Dudu Maia, Douglas Lora, Irene Atienza

    Thanks for clarifying Jairo. I knew that Irene was Spanish. I do believe that Douglas and her do perform Fado, so I just assumed this song was also Fado. I did wonder why it was in Spanish.
  23. Re: Fado: Dudu Maia, Douglas Lora, Irene Atienza

    By the way, Douglas and Irene apparently have the cuts from a CD on Soundcloud.https://soundcloud.com/ireneatienzadouglaslora
  24. Fado: Dudu Maia, Douglas Lora, Irene Atienza

    how to accompany a vocalist. check it out. music starts at 1 minute mark.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfbMl1MiGnQ
    try this link
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfbMl1MiGnQ
  25. "A Joyful Cry - Brazilís Choro MusicĒ Broadcast 4/23-27 KPTZ.ORG

    I'm proud to announce that KPTZ.ORG will be broadcasting the four part (one hour each) radio show called "A Joyful Cry - Brazil's Choro Music" produced by WFMT and Julie Koidon, an author and...
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