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Peter Einhorn

Introduction to Brazilian Guitar

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.

Taught by Peter Einhorn in Brazilian Guitar with Peter Einhorn seriesLength: 4:22Difficulty: 0.0 of 5


Brazilian Essential Discography

Traditional:

Elis Regina "Elis and Tom"
Antonio Carlos Jobim "Wave"
Joao Donato "Danco Samba"
Joao Gilberto "The Legenday Joao Gilberto", "Live in Montreux"
Stan Getz "The Girl from Ipanema"
Sinatra/Jobim "The Complete Reprise Recordings" (compilation)
Sarah Vaughan "Brazilian Romance"
Black Orpheus (Manha De Carnaval). Movie Soundtrack.

Contemporary:

Joao Bosco "Gagabrio", "Ao Vivo " (live)
Dori Cayammi "Kicking Cans"
Toninho Horta - "Aquelas Coisas Todas"

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BuffyLOLBuffyLOL replied

I am brasilian and wanting so much to learn to play Bossa Nova. Looking forwards to your lessons.

solonapoleonsolonapoleon replied

I have been searching for bossa nova lessons. Alas I live in a city where most people only play rock music. Don't get me wrong I was raised on rock and I still love it, however, it is nice to know that i'm not the only one out there that wants to understand more about this beautiful way of playing the guitar.

theoutsidertheoutsider replied

Actually this can be played on any kind of chords

christianp1825christianp1825 replied

isnt Brazillian style guitar usually played on nylon guitars...?

christianp182519christianp182519 replied

yea it is but i mean you can play whatever he plays on a nylon string guitar.... I am :p

peter.einhornpeter.einhorn replied

Thanks for posting everyone to answer some questions: there is 21 pages of supplemental material that will go up in this lesson set. And play along music. I also supply an "Essential discography" which I don't think is posted yet. They are still putting up the lessons. You can get started-there will be plenty!

greeneyedgypsygreeneyedgypsy replied

I am really excited about this lesson set!

jw56jw56 replied

Peter - I look forward to your lessons- I have always loved this sound - can you also recommend a method book with a CD to supplement your materials and perhaps some recommended listening.

Brig07Brig07 replied

This is what I like about Jamplay...We don't just get rock or jazz, but we also get Latin, Spanish Flamenco and Brazilean guitar lessons. That really sets Jamplay apart from other sites and competitors

GarrusGarrus replied

Muito legal! I have been looking forward to a lesson set covering this topic.

Brazilian Guitar with Peter Einhorn

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Learn to play Brazilian style guitar like the Bossa and Samba



Introduction to Brazilian GuitarLesson 1

Introduction to Brazilian Guitar

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.

Length: 4:22 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Basic Rhythmic TechniqueLesson 2

Basic Rhythmic Technique

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...

Length: 6:06 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Major ChordsLesson 3

Major Chords

Now that you've learned some basic rhythms and pinch patterns, Peter discusses the basic major chords that are used in the Brazilian style.

Length: 5:38 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Basic Brazilian ClaveLesson 4

Basic Brazilian Clave

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...

Length: 7:34 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Minor and Dominant ChordsLesson 5

Minor and Dominant Chords

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.

Length: 13:29 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Two Bar ClaveLesson 6

Two Bar Clave

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.

Length: 6:54 Difficulty: 1.5 FREE
More Minor VoicingsLesson 7

More Minor Voicings

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.

Length: 7:38 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
ii7 - V7 - Imaj7 ProgressionLesson 8

ii7 - V7 - Imaj7 Progression

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...

Length: 7:43 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Adding Bass NotesLesson 9

Adding Bass Notes

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...

Length: 13:38 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Bossa and Samba ProgressionsLesson 10

Bossa and Samba Progressions

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.

Length: 7:59 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Brazilian StandardsLesson 11

Brazilian Standards

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"...

Length: 13:37 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
SambaLesson 12

Samba

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.

Length: 9:40 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Peter Einhorn

About Peter Einhorn View Full Biography Peter has performed and / or recorded with Joe Lavono, Jimmy Cobb, Steve Swallow, Placido Domingo, John Abercrombie, Steve Kuhn, Eddie Daniels, Roland Hanna, Walter Booker and many others.

Peter has honed his teaching skills from 20 years of service at the National Guitar Workshop, 10 years teaching guitar students and ensembles at Bard College in N.Y., and, to this day, maintains some private students. As a professional jazz & latin musician in New York City and Miami he has played in many top venues. His work at the Metropolitan opera in New York City over a period of three years should be noted. He has written for network television (NBC, ABC)) and for video (History Channel) and has over 25 scores to his credit. Peter has performed and / or recorded with Joe Lavano, Jim Hall, Steve Swallow, Placido Domingo, John Abercrombie, Steve Kuhn, Eddie Daniels, Roland Hanna and many others. Peter is licensed in Instrumental Music, K-12 in New York State. His guitar improvisational instruction books; "Introducing the Dorian Mode" and "Introducing the Mixolydian Mode", are currently available from Alfred Publishing. He lives in Woodstock, NY with his wife and two children.

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