Mark P. Brown is creating Musical transcriptions of Venezuelan folk music
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$142
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My name is Mark Brown, musician and author of El Libro Real de la Música Tradicional Venezolana.
I've been dedicated to researching and transcribing Venezuelan folk music since 2001. I have two 500 page books of musical transcriptions ready for printing but lack the resources to do so on my own. I live in Caracas, Venezuela and do all my work here. Much of my work is done at my computer at home, but I must frequently travel throughout Venezuela to meet with composers to discover new (and old) music, and check my transcriptions with the authors to make sure there are no mistakes.
Since March 2018 I have no income since all my students have left the country, and I am fully dedicated to transcribing and preserving Venezuela's folk music. The only motivation for this work is a deep love for Venezuela's musical culture and the confidence that this work is necessary and a worthy endeavor. I currently have a third and fourth book already well advanced and waiting to begin the intricate process of checking note for note, syllable for syllable, for accuracy, and I am starting two more books of the complete compositions of two of the most important composers of Venezuelan folk music: Pablo Camacaro and Henry Martinez, who each have hundreds of compositions that need to be written and preserved.
I am at a crossroads in terms of staying in Venezuela to continue this work or to move back to the USA and make a decent living working at something else. I need financial support to be able to stay in Venezuela and continue what I consider my life's work: the seven books that will encompass the project "El Libro Real de la Música Tradicional de Venezuela".

I am very thankful for any contribution, however small, that will allow me to remain and continue this important work. Thank you!
Tiers
Help for Libro Real
$5 or more per month 1 of 75 patrons
Basic support for work on Libro Real
Libro Real Global Team
$10 or more per month 1 of 50 patrons
Friends of Libro Real
$25 or more per month 4 of 35 patrons
These are my important friends!
Patrons of Venezuela's folk music!
$50 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
Free personalized transcriptions of Venezuelan folk music!
Libro Real Top Contributors!
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Top Contributors are saviors of Venezuela's folk music!
Goals
8 of 20 patrons
With the first $200 I will be able to pay the two people who are helping me with a variety of tasks related to El Libro Real here in Caracas.
This permits me to continue making PDFs of the all the lyrics and offer them for free on LibroReal.com, and to continue to make videos of the songs included in my books, as an audio reference to those interested in learning the song, with information about the author and the piece and beautiful photos of my travels throughout Venezuela over the years.
All these videos can be seen on my YouTube Channel: LibroRealVenezuela.
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My name is Mark Brown, musician and author of El Libro Real de la Música Tradicional Venezolana.
I've been dedicated to researching and transcribing Venezuelan folk music since 2001. I have two 500 page books of musical transcriptions ready for printing but lack the resources to do so on my own. I live in Caracas, Venezuela and do all my work here. Much of my work is done at my computer at home, but I must frequently travel throughout Venezuela to meet with composers to discover new (and old) music, and check my transcriptions with the authors to make sure there are no mistakes.
Since March 2018 I have no income since all my students have left the country, and I am fully dedicated to transcribing and preserving Venezuela's folk music. The only motivation for this work is a deep love for Venezuela's musical culture and the confidence that this work is necessary and a worthy endeavor. I currently have a third and fourth book already well advanced and waiting to begin the intricate process of checking note for note, syllable for syllable, for accuracy, and I am starting two more books of the complete compositions of two of the most important composers of Venezuelan folk music: Pablo Camacaro and Henry Martinez, who each have hundreds of compositions that need to be written and preserved.
I am at a crossroads in terms of staying in Venezuela to continue this work or to move back to the USA and make a decent living working at something else. I need financial support to be able to stay in Venezuela and continue what I consider my life's work: the seven books that will encompass the project "El Libro Real de la Música Tradicional de Venezuela".

I am very thankful for any contribution, however small, that will allow me to remain and continue this important work. Thank you!

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Tiers
Help for Libro Real
$5 or more per month 1 of 75 patrons
Basic support for work on Libro Real
Libro Real Global Team
$10 or more per month 1 of 50 patrons
Friends of Libro Real
$25 or more per month 4 of 35 patrons
These are my important friends!
Patrons of Venezuela's folk music!
$50 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
Free personalized transcriptions of Venezuelan folk music!
Libro Real Top Contributors!
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Top Contributors are saviors of Venezuela's folk music!