These workshops are principally for those of you who play the six or seven-string guitar, cavaquinho or mandolin, although other stringed instruments are welcome.

Guitarists, you will learn how to:

  • Synchronise bass lines and chord progressions.
  • Get to know a few of the most common ‘baixarias’ (bass lines) used in Choro.

Cavaquinho players, you will learn how to:

  • Recognise different techniques and methodologies.
  • Understand a variety of common patterns (‘levadas’).
  • Play harmony based on the selected score.

Mandolin players, you will learn how to:

  • Use ornaments, chords and interpretation.
  • Memorise a score.
  • Use the Brazilian tremolo in choro.
  • Use exercises to make your hands stronger.

To book your place at one of our workshops, or if you have any questions, please send a message to