In this arrangement of Tico-Tico for mandolin 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. This syncopated piece is structured into three sections and can be represented formally as AABBAACCA. Dating from 1917 this Brazilian choro (lament) was composed by Abreu and whilst there is no definitive notated version it is a piece that has travelled widely in various different formats. It is an excellent ensemble piece and there are many arrangement possibilities suited to both formal or more informal music making activities. Both players are required to play from the full score. 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.