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Watch the Fareed's Trade Secret #11 online guitar lesson by Fareed Haque from Jazz Comping Survival Guide

Quick brazilian guitar primer - so you can play Happy Birthday for your South American friends too, or just get a gig at the local Mexican joint. Basics of latin jazz come from two sources: Brazilian music and Afro-Carribean music, nowadays jazz is coming from every Latin American country, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia (and many more) but initially Brazil and Cuba were the biggies:

Brazilian guitar is based on Samba, a drum style and bossa nova, a melodic often slower, more urban style.

Same guitar part, but samba is felt in 2, boss nova in 4

Listen to Joao Gilberto, LuisBonfa, Helio del Miro, etc

For more south american guitar playing in general, check out Salgan and de lio, Roberto Grela, Los Indios Tabajaros Juanjo Dominguez, Oscar Aleman.