About This Song
Carinhoso guitar sheet music: Pixinguinha’s “Carinhoso” is one of the most important works of Brazilian popular music. It was composed in 1916 and it reached incredible success and musical stature in the 70s. Alfredo da Rocha Vianna Filho, known as Pixinguinha (1897-1973) was a flutist, saxophonist, composer, and arranger. His legacy in Brazil is unsurpassed and is considered one of the greatest composers of Brazilian popular music. There have been many renditions of this classic standard including performances by Elis Regina, Paulinho da Viola, Caetano Veloso, Orlando Silva, Androniran Barbosa, Marisa Monte, Yamandu Costa, Baden Powell, Joao Gilberto, Roland Dyens, and more.
Stevan Pasero’s solo guitar arrangement is in the key of G Major and stays true to the melody and traditional harmonies. Of course, Stevan has included subtle harmonic shifts and timbre colorata in this version. Midway through the piece (bars 49-52) and ending (bars 53-62), Stevan also composed segue variations for this timeless romantic classic.
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About The Arranger:
Stevan Pasero is recognized as a important contributor to the guitar repertoire over the past three decades. He has transcribed numerous symphonic works and composed, arranged and produced records for solo, duo and various ensembles. He has recorded 50 albums of music and his works appear on over 1000 other albums. Pasero studied classical guitar, then continued his studies in jazz and flamenco. He attended San Francisco State University where he studied musical analysis, harmony and composition, which led to some post-graduate work in transcription and orchestration. Mr. Pasero is owner and principal of four publishing and distribution music industry companies.
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