I’ve always loved playing Brazilian guitar music. A few years ago I started to transcribe guitarist Raphael Rabello's album "Cry, my guitar". I had always wanted to finalize them and add fingerings and dynamics etc. but they've just been sitting around on my computer for the past 8 years or so. So I thought I might as well make them available for anyone with an interest They’re full of great ideas and are a lot of fun to play. Click on the links below to hear streaming audio of the original recordings and view the transcriptions.

Choro Para Olga

Probably the easiest of the pieces to play. Pay special attention to let the notes in Measures 13-14 and 21-22 ring as long as possible. The trickiest fretting hand fingering is in bar 11 where you must barre the first fret of the sixth through fourth string while letting the open G string ring.

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Malandro descendo o morro:

This is a lot of fun to play and is actually easier than it sounds. The descending line in measure 32-33 really comes together if you follow the suggested fingering and use available open strings.

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Meu Avo

A bit more challenging to work up to tempo but worth the effort. I never got around to writing out the short cadenza at the end. Also, in retrospect, not sure why I chose to write out the "C" section with accidentals instead of changing the key signature!

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Pedra do Leme

This is also quite challenging.

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A Felicidade

This is my fairly straight-forward arrangement of the beautiful TomJobim piece 'A Felicidade' this one is written in both standard notation and guitar tab - no audio.

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