The choro A Ginga do mané is the first choro contained in the songbook choro. On my homepage some time ago I have started a project to present all the 97 choros from the songbook choro with youtube videos and more interesting information. Now again I have started to work on this project, and I have changed my system – I will present 5 or 6 choros on one page with one video for each choro added by links to other videos and more information. In some cases I do also use this blog to prepare an extra page with more videos of a special choro – in this case the choro A Ginga do mané.
This choro by Jacob do Bandolim is obviously not composed for the bandolim – the melody goes down in some cases below the G, the lowest note on a bandolim. It was obviously played initially on a Violão Tenor like in this first video:
Choro “A Ginga Do Mané” (Jacob do Bandolim) – Som Brasileiro
Chorinho “A GINGA DO MANÉ” de Jacob Bittencourt do Bandolim, aqui interpretado pelo Regional de Choro Conjunto Som Brasileiro, no ano de 1990, em entrevista de televisão, fomado pelos músicos:
* Professor Sergio Napoleão Belluco (Violão 7 Cordas);
* Alessandro dos Santos Penezzi, aos 16 anos (Violão Tenor);
* Taufik Cury (Violão 6 Cordas);
* Derio Lovadino (Cavaquinho);
* Raul Leite (Pandeiro).
(Arquivo Raíssa Amaral & Sergio N. Belluco – Piracicaba / SP – Brasil)
The Violão Tenor is a smaller guitar with four strings, it can be a resonator modell like the one just seen which was produced by the Del Vecchio company in Brazil, but it can also be a normal model built like aclassical guitar as you can see in the next video:
Ginga do Mané (Jacob do Bandolim)
Choro a Ginga do Mané de Jacob Bittencourt do Bandolim.
* Pedro Amorim – Violão Tenor;
* Maurício Carrilho – Violão de 6 Cordas;
* Luiz Otávio Braga – Violão de 7 Cordas;
* Jayme Moraes – Cavaquinho.
Tributo a Jacob do Bandolim
(Arquivo Raíssa Amaral & Professor Sergio Napoleão Belluco – Piracicaba / SP – Brasil)
It might be that the Violão Tenor was constructed after the 4 stringed tenor banjo, so here is a video where the melody of this choro is played on a banjo:
Choro das Três – Chorinho Brasil – Brazilian Music
Choro A ginga do Mané, executado pelo Choro das 3 durante o programa de rádio Chorinho Brasil com apresentação do radialista João Tomas do Amaral e participação especial do Sr. Gallani no cavaco.
Finally a version played on a 10-string bandolim and guitar which makes it possible to play the lower notes too:
Victor Angeleas e Vinícius Vianna
Guitar and 10-string bandolim
Apresentação no 6º Prêmio Nabor Pires Camargo – São Paulo 2007, tocando a Ginga do Mané – Jacob do Bandolim
Playlist A Ginga do Mané
Wikipedia (Port.) about the Violao Tenor: http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viol%C3%A3o_tenor
Articles about the Violao Tenor in the Choro Blog: http://choro-music.blogspot.com/2009/05/violao-tenor-dinamico.html
Videos of the 97 songs in the Songbook Choro: http://www.mandoisland.de/choro_songbook.html
My page about Choro and Brazilian music: http://www.mandoisland.de/eng_choro.html