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Watch the Bossa Chords online guitar lesson by Fareed Haque from Bebop Improv Survival Guide

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...