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.
Taught by Peter Einhorn in Brazilian Guitar with Peter Einhorn seriesLength: 6:06Difficulty: 1.5 of 5
Learn to play Brazilian style guitar like the Bossa and Samba
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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