The focus of this series is on the language of instrumental music nowadays performed in Brazil, based on elements of modern improvisation. Each volume contains two CDs with seven pieces of music, which are presented in the following versions:
The Souza Lima playalong method series was not exclusively devised for musicians to learn and practise how to read scores and accompany the recordings. Try to be creative and explore each type of music in every way possible. Transcribing solos, rhythmic comping phrases, bass lines and drum grooves, for instance, can be an important tool in order to assimilate the elements of this language. The instrumentalists may place themselves in a new musical situation in addition to their traditional roles: the bass can act as a melodic or solo instrument, the piano can execute bass lines, and so on.
The complete music was recorded “live” in the studio to preserve as best as possible the spontaneous character and spirit of working together - features which have always determined even the most diverse genres of Brazilian music. The authors and accompanying musicians were deliberately chosen: The team unites dedicated instrumentalists known for their vast experience and true mastery of the musical style in question.
Good luck with your studies! (Carlos Ezequiel Producer)