My name is Khalil and I’m a 32 years old mandolinist from Brazil. I’ve played professionally for a few years but I happen to be in between jobs right now. I’ve just been accepted at a conservatory.
My main interests are in Choro (brazilian urban genre from the late XIX century), Brazilian Popular Music (also known as MPB) and Jazz.
I’m a self taught musician. I got almost everything I know from studying written methods (books) and by learning songs by ear.
The Choro repertoire can be very challenging for both the left and right hand. Ultimately I’ve been struggling to perform fast songs while maintaining a clear sound.
That’s how I found Cracking the Code on YouTube.