Aaron Gilmartin builds your bossa nova guitar technique step-by-step, providing chordal exercises, melodic passages and syncopated picking along with invaluable guitar advice and musical knowledge.
Based on a melding of jazz voicings and samba rhythms, this gently swinging fingerpicking-based style will bring new colors and rhythms to all your guitar accompaniments and solos.
He opens the lesson with his original song, Hold the Place, based around a typical four-chord progression that will give your playing an instantly recognizable Brazilian sound while putting it into a present day singer/songwriter context.
Teaching in "little bites" so you can absorb each musical idea, Aaron carefully demonstrates the chord shapes, rhythms, turnarounds, and progressions that will allow you to work out arrangements for Girl from Ipanema, Black Orpheus, Desafinado and other international hits.
Although this style can be played on any type of guitar, this music is best played on nylon strings. Get your Bossa Nova chops going today!
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Submitted 1 year ago
A bit slow
While there are some interesting and useful parts it takes an age to get to them and he never really puts them all together. For the amount of time spent I learned very little.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer
Response from Customer Service:
Yes, the instructor does spend the first several videos going over the different styles and variations before diving into chords and technique but we've broken the DVD down into sections so feel free to jump to any video you like and start from there!
Submitted 2 years ago
Great Bossa Intro - thank you
Well thought out and presented videso - the pdf is excellent as well.
I am a: Mastering Facility, Producer, Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV
Submitted 2 years ago
Should be called "Chord explanations".
Very little detail on the rhythms, and polyrhythmic idiosyncrasies of Bossa Nova. Most of the video is spent on demonstrating basic jazz chord voicings. Almost nothing to do with the variety of rhythms used. Waste of money unfortunately.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician
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Submitted 3 years ago
Great intro to playing Bossa Nova
I was excited to see this title show up and it turned out to be a great intro to Bossa Nova. I was able to keep up with the video and learn the chords as it was playing, creating great chords and lines. Would love to see more of this series in the future!
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Hobbyist
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