Latin Guitar: #1 Bossa Nova

Latin Guitar is a free weekly video guitar lesson series by Doug Munro, a New York City based guitarist, composer, arranger, producer, author, educator of the highest caliber. Be sure to subscribe and check out Doug’s official website.

Video Guitar Lesson

The Bossa Nova is a Latin guitar style from Brazil with its own clave (although this is debatable). Brazilian styles lay very well on the guitar. I will cover two of them in this video guitar lesson series. One is based directly on the clave, and the other is a common rhythm that works well with or without the clave. Along with the video, I have included a rhythm track to practice with as well as PDFs for the chord changes and each rhythm with tab.

Make sure that you go and listen to some Bossa Nova recordings. You can start with Antonio Carlos Jobim and go from there. Enjoy!

Tab

Bossa Nova Chord Chart
Bossa Nova Clave
Bossa Nova Rhythm Patterns

Rhythm Track

Black Orpheus play along track

Latin Guitar is a free weekly video guitar lesson series by Doug Munro, a New York City based guitarist, composer, arranger, producer, author, educator of the highest caliber. Be sure to subscribe and check out Doug’s official website.