Individual classes by Rodrigo Simões
The guitar is a member of the great lute family. Featured in many musical cultures, this plucked string instrument is characterized by a great versatility and its anchorage in a diversity of popular and classical traditions. Rodrigo Simões, a talented musician from Brazil, proposes a learning of classical guitar through different Brazilian popular traditions around the instrument (waltz, Brazilian mazurkas, choros…). This rich and original repertoire was developed in the urban areas at the beginning of the 20th century, thanks to Italian instrument makers who contributed to forge the reputation of guitar as Brazil’s national instrument.