In addition to bossa nova, the waltz has been a musical style much appreciated by Brazilian composers like Tom Jobim, Edu Lobo and Chico Buarque, mainly to talk about love. In the early twentieth century, unlike samba and choro, European waltz was well accepted by society and was part of a common piano repertoire taught to young girls, daughters of wealthy landowners, businessmen and traders. On the other hand, these waltzes were gradually transformed by chorões into a more Brazilian waltz, which would have a closer relationship with choro through the use of similar harmonic progressions and melodic lines. This style was called waltz-choro. This […]…
This lesson is about how to play and sing the song “Você”, by Roberto Menescal and Ronaldo Bôscoli. This song is very famous here in Brazil and has been recorded by many singers and jazz players around the world. It is hard to translate the lyrics because they used a lot of figures of speech, anyway I gave it a try and you can see the result below: You, the morning of all that is mine You, that soon became night You, whose life I am And I know I’ll be You, a lovely and salty kiss You, in every vain afternoon Will come smiling in the morning You, a smile smiling light You, the […]…
In this lesson, you will learn to play and sing the song "Só tinha de ser com você", by Tom Jobim and Aloysio de Oliveira. A classic Bossa Nova song that has been recorded by many singers over time. I hope you enjoy playing and singing this beautiful song.
This lesson is about how to play a solo guitar arrangement for the song "Estate", by Bruno Martino. I hope you enjoy playing this beautiful song as much as I do.
I wrote this Choro-style study for a guitar magazine in 2004. The other day, I was going through a lot of music books and old sheet music stored in a closet when I came across this piece. Then I thought, wait a minute, this is a great piece to add to the progressive studies series! So, here it is.
This lesson is about how to play and sing the song Samba de uma nota só. There is no solo part, so people who are not used to playing solo guitar can enjoy playing and singing the song.
Learn how to play a unique solo guitar arrangement for the song O pato based in Getz/ Gilberto version recorded in 1964.
Learn how to play and sing the song "O pato", as recorded by João Gilberto and Stan Getz in the album Getz/Gilberto #2. Bossa nova guitar chords and rhythm.
Learn how to play and sing the song Águas de março, by Tom Jobim. One of the most famous and beautiful bossa nova songs ever.
In this lesson, I will show you what I consider to be a new approach to practicing and mastering chord changes. Although chord changes seem to be a basic skill for guitarists, it is not. It requires a lot of practice and patience. I hope this lesson can help you speed up this process.
Learn how to transpose a song to play the rhythm guitar with different singers using Bossa Nova as examples of songs.
Learn to play a solo guitar arrangement for the song Canto de Ossanha, by Baden Powell and Vinicius de Moraes.
Learn how to play and sing the song Canto de Ossanha, by Baden Powell and Vinicius de Moraes. Bossa nova guitar chords and rhythm.
Learn how to play the solo version of the song Pernambuco, by Luiz Bonfá. Fingerstyle guitar arrangement for Bossa Nova songs.
Learn how to play the song Coração Vagabundo, by Caetano Veloso, on the guitar through an arrangement that mixes solo guitar and voice. Bossa nova guitar.
Learn how to play a solo guitar arrangement for the song Asa Branca by Luis Gonzaga and Humberto Teixeira. Braziian guitar lesson.
Learn how to play a solo guitar arrangement for the song Wave by Tom Jobim. One of the most well-known bossa nova songs all over the world. Bossa Nova guitar.
Learn to play and sing the song Isto aqui o que é by Ary Barroso as João Gilberto does. Bossa nova guitar chords and rhythm.
Learn how to play Clube da esquina 2 by Milton Nascimento in the solo guitar style. One of the most beautiful Brazilian songs of all time. Bossa Nova guitar
Learn to play and sing the song Rosa Morena, by Dorival Caymmi, in the same way as João Gilberto. Bossa nova guitar chords.