In this arrangement of Tico-Tico for marimba and acoustic guitar the sounding key is A minor/major and the realization plays back at a tempo of 84 quarter note (crotchet) beats to the minute with the repeats being played. The appended part for the acoustic guitar also has a TAB chart to support the conventionally notated copy. The piece is structured into three sections and formally can be represented as AABBAACCA. Dating from 1917 this Brazilian choro (lament) was composed by Abreu and whilst there is no definitive notated version and is a piece that has travelled widely in various formats. It is an excellent ensemble piece and there are many arrangement possibilities suited to both formal or more informal music making activities. There is understandably in this Brazilian piece a strong syncopated element. Accompaniments featuring the acoustic guitar can be downloaded as mp3 files playing at (1) 80 (2) 84 (3) 88 quarter note (crotchet) beats to the minute.