A Sua Coroa de Ouro é Mariô – Instrumental

Maybe this is one of my best mixes so far. Thanks for everyone who has being patient to listen my try outs… learning by doing, while focusing on music, which is my priority. 

This is a “public domain” song, recorded as a Capoeira song by Rafael de Lemba, and I’ve decided to record purely instrumental.

Instruments recorded:

  • 6 strings guitar
  • 8 strings guitar
  • Cajon with brushes
  • Cuíca

Berimbau, from Baden Powell

I’ve always loved that song and have been playing it for sometime. However, I’ve never heard a version with the full “Bateria” from a “Roda de Capoeira”, therefore, here’s my try.

I’ve perhaps didn’t emphasise the mix in one instrument and would need to re-work, but here you have it. Comments are most welcome! 

Instruments recorded:

  • Berimbau viola
  • Berimbau centro médio
  • Berimbau gunga
  • 7 string guitar
  • 6 string guitar
  • Pandeiro
  • Cajon

 

Improvisation with Berimbau

I’m trying to explore different instruments from Brazil with a spicy mix.

Please check this improvisation, based on the song “A Morte da Capoeira”. Guitar and Berimbau recorded. I’ve used my 8 string guitar for it.

Janaina

Popular song from Brazil, unknown composer.
Janaina is the name.
I made the arrangements and recorded all instruments and voice.
This was a very interesting exercise as trying to stick as much as possible to the original melody was a challenge. The questions is: what’s the original melody? Found one or two records of the song and went to my childhood memories to find it out.
Instruments recorded:
– 3 berimbaus: gunga, médio and viola
– xequerê africano
– pandeiro
– cuíca
– 2 guitars: 6 and 7 strings, all acoustic, nylon guitars

Música brasileira de domínio público.
Gravei todos os instrumentos.
Foi um exercício interessante. Buscar a melodia original foi um desafio. Existem poucas gravações dessa música, no máximo uma ou duas. Procurei minha memória musical da infância e cheguei nesse resultado.
Instrumentos gravados:
– 3 berimbaus: gunga, médio e viola
– xequerê africano
– pandeiro
– cuíca
– 2 violões: 6 e 7 cordas, violões de nylon.

Brejeiro, Ernesto Nazareth

Sometime ago, I’ve recorded few baselines for Choro, which I consider very important for guitar players as well as for other musicians to understand what the guitar is playing and fill in with the other instruments.

So the first video of the series was the introduction to the song Brejeiro, from Ernesto Nazareth.

Hope you find it useful!

Cai Cai BalãoCai Cai Balão

Cai Cai Balão
Pedro’s first time in the studio, recording :-), just before he turns 4 years old. And at the end you can hear Nara’s special participation saying “papai”
Voice: Pedro Harati
Guitars: Abdallah Harati

Cai Cai Balão
Primeira gravação do Pedro no estúdio :-), pro volta de 20 dias antes de completar 4 anos. E no fim, você escuta a participação especial da Nara dizendo “papai”.
Voz: Pedro Harati
Violões: Abdallah Harati