Pensiero – Bossa Nova Original in A minor

This is part one of a new Bossa Nova guitar piece called Pensiero. It has some embellished Jazz chords and effective voice leading while still being at an intermediate level. The rest of the piece will be published in my Latin Originals Vol 2 course. Let me know what you think!      

Gipsy Kings Style Picking Pattern

This is an excerpt from a piece called Mano a Mano which has a Gipsy Kings feel. This opening section features arpeggio style chords in C sharp minor. I’m utilizing the open E and B  strings to get a nice Spanish dissonance and I have also added some chords in the higher positions. To learn […]

Perhaps (Quisaz)

The song Perhaps was made famous by Doris Day in the 60s but was originally written in Spanish by Osvaldo Farrés. This is a guitar Bossa Nova arrangement I have made you can learn it in my Popular Latin Arrangements Course you can find it here.

Free Latin Chord E-Book

If you are interested in Latin Jazz chords as they relate to popular Latin tunes then this book will serve as a great introduction. This e-book will cover: The basics of chord construction, Extended chords, chord patterns, a chord dictionary of all the major latin jazz chords, some practice chord progressions. Included are also 5 […]

Five Famous themes by Tarrega

Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909) was a Spanish guitarist composer who lived in the latter part of the 19th Century. He composed some of the best known pieces for the Spanish guitar. Born in Castellon, Tarrega took lessons in guitar and piano as a boy. He studied composition at Madrid Conservatory and by his Twenties was performing […]