Intermediate Level Brazilian Swing Music


by Ted Falcon

20 Years Experience

Released 10 recordings under his name and has recorded for 100+ projects over the past 25 years.

US $72 per class |

for 1-on-1, 60 mins class

Pay as you go, 2 classes at a time

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Instruction Language

: English

Course Summary

Students will get to know and learn about Brazilian music with violinist, mandolinist, and composer, Ted Falcon. Students will learn about the different aspects of Brazillian music including choro, frevo, forró, samba, bossa nova and more. While Ted will primarily play with either his violin or mandolin, all instrumentalists and disciplines are welcome on this unique course. Using Ted's method books for reference, students will learn how to play at their own skill level and pace.

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Teacher's Profile

Ted Falcon

Experience: 20 Years

From: United States

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Violin Lessons
  • Education

    Bachelor of Arts from University of Pittsburgh

    Masters in Music from Indiana University

  • Work Details

    Professor of Music - Silverlake Conservatory of Music

    Adjunct Professor - Whittier College

  • Online live sessions completed

    This particular teacher is already a hit among our students.
  • About the Course

    Over the course of 15 weeks, Ted and students will talk about rhythms, the correct way to play Brazilian swing, melodies, and techniques. All instruments are welcome and with Ted's method books, students will learn a hard-to-find repertoire from Brazil. Each 60-minute class is a one-on-one lesson and each student will be learning at his or her own pace and skill level. Students will learn the different aspects of Brazillian music in the following styles:

    Choro - a distinctly Brazillian sounding music that has a typically happy and fast-paced rhythm. Students will quickly learn how to play, as well as improvise, in this style.

    Frevo - typically played as a dancing style music with a very fast pace and energetic tempo.

    Forró - iconic music, most notably known for its use in Brazillian carnivals and festivals.

    Samba - it would be hard to talk about Brazillian music without mentioning its unmistakable beats! The Samba is quintessential to learning Brazillian music

    Bossa nova - often described as a silky smooth sound, it is a beautiful fusion of Samba and Jazz.

    All student's should have access to Ted's method books and a good foundational knowledge of the instrument they wish to learn

    About Ted Falcon: While the violin is not normally an instrument seen in Brazilian popular music, ever the innovator, Ted Falcon has not only brought it onto the scene but has, quite literally, written a book about it. As a multi-instrumentalist (violin and mandolin), as well as a composer, Ted has lived and worked in Los Angeles, New York City, São Paulo, and Brasilia. As an enthusiastic researcher, he has written and published books about regional styles of Brazillian music such as Forró, Choro and Frevo. Ted also taught the violin for a few years at the most respected choro school in Brazil, Escola de Choro Raphael Rabello. He is currently teaching at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music as a Professor of Music.

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