Pacoca Series

Learning the first part of Pacoca for mandolin

This is the third article in the How-to-Play-Pacoca Article Series that I have created, to be used as a Mandolin Lesson for Intermediate level, hoping that it will help mandolinists improve and at the same time enjoy music! In this third article I focus on the first part of [...]

Learning Pacoca for mandolin – Searching for the music sheet

This article is about a song I heard via Pandora radio, called Pacoca, by Celso Machado. The original piece was written for flute and guitar and it is a song with such character and personality, that made me wonder how would this sound if played with a mandolin? I knew the answer before I even [...]

Pacoca by Celso Machado and how to play it with mandolin (Introduction)

This article is the first in a series of articles focusing on a song I heard via Pandora radio, called Pacoca, by Celso Machado. The original piece was written for flute and guitar and it has some elements that excite me. It has a melody with character and personality. Just hear it [...]

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