Learn to play Brazilian style guitar like the Bossa and Samba
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In this lesson series, Peter will discuss and demonstrates the basic techniques and concepts behind Brazilian guitar styles like the Bossa and Samba.Begin the Course
In the first lesson of his new Brazilian genre series, Peter Einhorn will be discussing what you'll cover in this series as well as some basics on the style.
Much of the sound and style of Bossa and Samba comes from the picking hand technique utilized. In this lesson, Peter discusses and demonstrates the basic pinch pattern and rhythmic variations you'll be using.
Now that you've learned some basic rhythms and pinch patterns, Peter discusses the basic major chords that are used in the Brazilian style.
Now that you've learned the basic rhythmic pinch and basic chordal movements, it's time to start putting those concepts together. In this lesson, you'll learn the basic Clave rhythms used in the Brazilian style. Once you've got those rhythms down, you'll add chord movement to it.
Getting back to some more chord work in the series, Peter discusses and demonstrates the minor and dominant chord voicings common to the Bossa and Samba styles.
In this lesson, Peter discusses the two bar clave that is common to the Brazilian style. You'll put together several patterns before combining it with chord movement.
You've already learned ii - V progressions in major keys. In this lesson, Peter discusses common voicings built from the second and fifth scale degrees of the harmonic minor scale.
Early in the series, Peter discussed how the ii7 - V7 - Imaj7 progression is widely used in all forms of jazz music. In this lesson, Peter goes into more depth on this progression. He also discusses how the VI7 chord is used to return to the ii7 chord.
Now that you're becoming more comfortable with the clave patterns and common chordal movement, it's time to start adding bass notes into the mix. In this lesson, Peter discusses how bass notes are utilized in the Brazilian style. He also discuss chromatic passing tones and how to apply them.
In this lesson, Peter discusses and demonstrates a progression you might find in a Brazilian Bossa or Samba tune. Additionally, he discusses the use of suspended chords in these progressions.
In this lesson, Peter Einhorn takes a look at a traditional Brazilian standard. He also covers the lower approach tones common to the style as well as "tonic" diminished chords, aka "common tone embellishing" diminished chords.
To wrap up his Brazilian lesson series, Peter Einhorn provides a performance of a Samba piece. He also discusses common chordal anticipations that occur in Samba tunes.
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easy to understand, and super rhythm guitar ! thanks for expanding my musicanship !
Good clear breakdown of elements.
Love this music!
Good to see Jamplay s adding more latin styles! This is what makes Jamplay so much better than the competition. You guys have a wide range of styles and genre to offer. Others just have Rock , Pop and Jazz. The end
Love the clarity!
Well done Peter! Thank you!
What a great instructor!
Wow. I now have a name for the genre that has made me pick up the guitar in the first place only recently. :)