Guitar Music of Brazil


Guitar Music of Brazil. A collection of popular Brazilian music edited and arranged by John Zaradin for solo guitar. Suitable for intermediate guitarists and arranged in standard and guitar tab notation with chord symbols.

John Zaradin was born in the UK and began playing the guitar at the age of thirteen, eventually completing formal studies with Alexander Lagoya in Paris. Through his teenage years he was tutored by Albert Kay in the Schillinger System of Musical Composition and Arranging Techniques.


Ontem ao Luar (Alcantara and Cearense)
Baia (Barroso)
Flor Amorosa (Paixao and Silva)
Corcovado (Jobim)
Desafinado (Jobim)
Garota da Ipanema (Jobim)
Meditacao (Jobim)
Samba de Una Nota (Jobim)
So Danca Samba (Jobim) – missing
O Pato (Silva and Teixeira)
Cangaceiro (Traditional)
Recordando Os Velhos Tempos (Traditional)
Arlilule (Zaradin)
Cachaca Con Fogo (Zaradin)
Fantasia Da Rua (Zaradin)
Viorigolao (Zaradin)

Good Points

  • Standard Notation including Tablature
  • A good spread of Brazilian Pieces including Jobim
  • Left hand fingering included

Bad Points

  • No Introduction and commentary for each piece.
  • Not for all levels. This book is for Intermediate and beyond.
  • No Audio CD
  • 1 song missing (So Danco Samba) by Tom Jobim

Final Words
For Someone who know little about Brazilian Muisc beside Jobim, this book is a great start. If you like Jobim, 30% of the book is devoted to him, offering 5 of his songs. I should point out that “So Danco Samba” although listed at the back cover is not found in the book. Get your copy of Guitar Music of Brazil by John Zaradin.

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Book Details
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Music Sales America (September 1, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 071196856X
ISBN-13: 978-0711968561
Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 8.7 x 0.3 inches

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