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Watch the Bossa Chords online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Rhythm Guitar Greatest Hits Vol. 1

In this section we will go through the chords to Blue Bossa.

Let's start by checking out the basic Bossa Nova Guitar style. The Bossa Nova is a brazilian style that blends Brazilian Samba and elements of Jazz. The typical guitar part - Check the superlative Joao Gilberto for examples - employs a steady repeating bass in then thumb, and a syncopated 2-3, 2-2-3, 2-2 rhythm with the fingers. Make sure not to syncopate the thumb, especially on the third beat...most beginners have a hard time with that one...