World Music Exploration - Tico Tico

This week, my students are checking out two versions of Tico-Tico no Fubá. This piece is an example of a Brazilian choro, or lament and was composed by Zequinha de Abreu in  1917.
 
The first time I heard this piece was at a friend and colleague's birthday party. She delivered a piano recital to guests.
 
This version of Tico Tico is by Brazilian pianist Vinheteiro:
 

 
Some of my students think this four-person, two-guitar version is "cool" while others think it's "creepy":
 

Want to learn Tico Tico? Check out these versions:
Best Latin Songs Ever look inside Best Latin Songs Ever By Various. For Piano/Vocal/Guitar. Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook. Latin. Difficulty: medium. Songbook. Vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names and guitar chord diagrams. 248 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.310355)Smp_stars50 (2) ...more info

Tico Tico (Tico Tico No Fuba)

Tico Tico (Tico Tico No Fuba) By Zequinha Abreu and Carmen Miranda. For piano. Latin; Spanish; Standards. 5 pages. Published by Hal Leonard - Digital Sheet Music (HX.8903)...more info
Best Latin Songs look inside Best Latin Songs By Various. For Guitar. Finger Style Guitar. Latin. Difficulty: medium. Guitar tablature songbook. Guitar tablature, standard notation, vocal melody, lyrics, chord names and guitar chord diagrams. 64 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.699132)Smp_stars40 (4) ...more info
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