This book not only concentrates on those styles which have travelled successfully around the globe, but also on styles which have not yet been explored outside of Brazil; styles originated in the East and the Northeast of Brazil. The three main sections of the book cover: Different Styles; General Characteristics; Harmony; Rhythm; Phrasing; Melodic and Stylistic Considerations; Patterns and Hints. The explanations are accompanied by very many written and recorded examples. Each presented style is concluded by a complete composition. Also included are an extensive discography and biography, a glossary as well as numerous photos of Brazilian artists.