A Rã Tutorial
In this lesson we’re going to look at A Rã by João Donato. We have looked at other João Donato compositions in the past and they are great because they are simple, they have beautiful groove, and João Donato is a fantastic pianist.
A Rã is perfect for someone who wants to learn a Brazilian tune in a few minutes – the melody has only four notes. The repeated notes in the melody represent the call of a frog, possibly inspired by Donato’s rainforest upbringing. The simple melody is then placed on two seperate harmonic schemes, one being a simple Dm7 G7 vamp and the other a more complex chord sequence.
The repeated notes in the melody are also an opportunity to practice the technique known as hammering in which you use two fingers to rapidly play the same note.
A Rã lead sheet File Type: pdf
A Rã transcription File Type: pdf