[PDF] Ginga - a paper on Brazilian swing by Jovino Santos Neto

Hello friends. As part of a presentation on Brazilian music I often do, here is a PDF of “Ginga” (pronounced “jeen-ga”), which is the word describing a syncopated way of walking dancing and playing. I tried to articulate the basic elements of what constitutes the core of several Brazilian grooves. Even though it’s not specifically directed at pianists (see my other post on Brazilian Piano styles for that), I hope it will be useful to you:

Ginga.pdf (1.6 MB)


Awesome, thanks for sharing your paper Jovino.

Th rhythmic element of Brazilian music is the part that I find most intriguing and it’s very helpful to see it broken down like this :+1: