Rogerio Souza Billy Newman Brazilian Guitar Intensive

Billy Newman
Submitted: Sun, August 10, 2014 - 5:45pm EDT
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 7:15pm EDT
Contact me to pre-register and venue in a convenient NYC location will be disclosed or look at my videos in Private Lessons

. This will give you an idea of the workshop . It is 21/2 hours long and pdfs and mp3s will be sent to those who register. The cost is $70.00 Be in touch soon register at through prepaying by paypal. Send me a message with any questions


The Brazilian Guitarist Rogerio Souza will be returning to NYC and available to give classes. For the 5th year we are planning to give a guitar workshop which will be on Wednesday night September24th and/or Saturday September 26 day at a convenient location to be decided soon.

Rogerio is from a family of musicians and he has played with the root musicians of Choro and Samba. We will be covering in this 21/2 hour intensive

Choro accompaniment and it's historical development
Samba accompaniment and it's historical development
How to vary the basic patterns of these genres
The Techniques of Baden Powell
Baixaria - contrapuntal accompaniment -use of the thumb
How to Arrange for Guitar

This workshop is interactive - you will bring your instruments and questions will be answered. Everything will be slowed down. As we've done for the past 4 years, materials pdfs and mp3s of the songs used in the class will be sent to you in advance. Please respond ASAP if you would be interested in attending and what time works for you Saturday day or Weds evening (7pm most probably).

write to me and I'll be in touch with all the details. You can also let me know what you are interested in learning in your response and any questions you may have. Pass this on if you know guitarists who would be interested

For those who don't know Rogerio, He is an expert in Choro and Samba and one of the most established players based in Rio de Janeiro. He plays both 6 and 7 string guitar and is a composer and arranger(Ivan Lins, Ney Mattogrosso etc..).He has been teaching throughout the Americas and Europe along with performances in the US, Argentina, Denmark, France, Peru etc.....Rogerio is an amazing arranger for the guitar of Choro and Samba. He has numerous arrangements of Pixinguinha and Jacob do Bandolim and Ernesto Nazareth amongst others. His recent CDs include " Homenagem a Carlinhos Leite", "Tributo a Baden Powell" and "Rogerio Souza". There are numerous you tubes of his performances and compositions.