So Danco Samba Guitar Solo (arranged Sergio)

This is a popular Bossa Nova by Carlos Jobim also known as Jazz ‘n’ Samba. I have changed the key to A major which works well on guitar. The performance and video tutorial will be posted on Saturday 9th April, members can get early access to start working on the sheet music below:   Guitar […]

Manha De Carnaval Bossa Nova Guitar Tutorial

Title: Black Orpheus (Manhã De Carnaval) Key : A minor Time : 4/4 Style: Bossa Nova Composer: Luis Bonfa (1922-2001) was a celebrated Brasilian guitarist famous for this particular song Manha De Carnaval which was featured in the production of Orfeu da Conceição also known as Black Orpheus. Bonfa worked alongside the likes of Jobim, […]

Summer Samba (So Nice) Guitar Lesson

This is a popular Latin piece by Marcos Valle often played as a Bossa Nova. I have made a solo arrangement featuring some extended chords and a melodic line that moves up the fretboard.

Desafinado Bossa Nova Guitar

In this lesson, we’ll look at the first half of Desafinado by Antonio Carlos Jobim (full version available for LGM Members below). The Bossa Nova pattern will be as follows with the bass note on beats 1 and 3. We start with F maj7 with the bass note on the 6th string, this is over […]

Corcovado Guitar Arrangement Part 3

Here is the final part of my Corcovado arrangement. It is a bit more challenging than the previous section as we will be playing up the next more with position shifts and quick chord changes. It’s quite playable and with practice intermediate players should get this under fingers. Play Along Track or  

Corcovado Part 2

In this next section we will look at the next 8 bars. The next four bars utilise bar chords Gm7 and C9 barring the 3rd fret and chords F#m7 and B7#5 barring on the second fret.          

Corcovado Bossa Nova Tutorial (part 1)

 Corcovado, also know as Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars is a popular Brasilian Bossa Nova by Antonio Carlos Jobim. In this intermediate guitar arrangement I have changed the key from the original key of C and moved up one tone to D major to make use of more open strings.  The feel is not […]