Introduction To Choro
This lesson provides an introduction to choro music; one of Brazil’s most popular musical genres.
We explore the core rhythmic & harmonic elements and discuss the history and development of choro.
The History & Origins Of Choro Music
Jovino walks us through the origins of choro in European popular music and African music, and how choro has developed and evolved over the last 150 years.
The “Fork” & Choro Harmony
We discuss the “fork” which is an essential component of the rhythmic underpinning of choro. We also mention how counterpoint plays an important role in the choro groove.
We explore how the Afro-Brazilian influence gave European polkas, mazurkas, waltzes and schottisches a unique brand of syncopation.
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Spend some time to study some of the great choro composers such as Ernesto Nazareth, Chiquinha Gonzaga and Pixinguinha.
Jovino gives us a sense of how these musicians shaped choro music.
These musicians blended melody, harmony and form from European music with African rhythmic elements to create the intricate and joyful music of choro.