The first album of the Guia Pratico series was dedicated to Jose Vieira Brandao. It contains:
Thesis: Cobb, Susan Schroeder. 1998. Guia pratico for solo piano by Villa-Lobos: stylistic and pedagogic insights into Albums I, VII, and IX. Thesis (D.M.A.)--University of Oklahoma, 1998.
The premiere of Manquinha was on November 13, 1941, by pianist Jose Vieira Brandao. The other pieces had been played for the first time, by the same pianist, on November 27, 1939.