About 'Tico-Tico no fuba'
Abreu, Zequinha (biography)
September 19, 1880
January 22, 1935
Jose Gomes de Abreu, better known as Zequinha de Abreu was a Brazilian musician and composer.
|Composition Info:||Tico-Tico no Fubá is the title of a renowned Brazilian choro music piece composed by Zequinha de Abreu in 1917. Its original title was Tico-Tico no Farelo, but since Brazilian guitarist Américo Jacomino Canhoto (1889–1928) had a work with the same title, Abreu's work was given its present name in 1931.|
Choro (literally translated meaning lament) is also popularly known as chorinho in the affectionate diminutive form of Brazilian Portuguese. "Fubá" is a type of maize flour, and "tico-tico" is the name of a bird, the rufous-collared sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis). Hence, "tico-tico no fubá" means "sparrow in the cornmeal".
|Score Key||G minor (Sounding Pitch)|
|Tempo Marking||q = 80|
|Number of Pages||3|
|Difficulty Level||Intermediate Level: Recommended for Intermediate Level players|