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 the piece! Read below to find a tab for both flute and guitar parts (both arranged for mandolin), and to hear these parts played by me in order to help you play along.
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 once, and you end up whistling it, humming it, etc. Even my kids starting humming this tune just after they heard it on the radio. It also has a very characteristic Brazilian rythm, which is no nice and lively and is based on very interesting chord progressions, full of inversions and 7ths. You can hear the guitar bass playing a melody line by using chords voicing in an exciting way!
So, I decided to play it with my mandolin and guitar and record it here in theMandolinTuner blog for you to follow up.
The previous articles were: