Summer Bossa Bossa Nova Guitar Tutorial

In this tutorial I explore the Bossa Nova chord voicings and also how I would approach improvising over the chord changes. Below is the soundslice sheet music/notation of: Bossa nova chord progression. Written out improvisation   Sheet music and TAB     Bossa Nova Chords Improvisation Solo Chart with scales

Oblivion (Piazzola)

  Astor Piazzola is an icon of Tango and Argentina. Oblivion is a haunting piece of music which has often performed on guitar. This is my arrangement of Oblivion in E minor. Sheet music and TAB

Summertime Tango (Ercole/Gershwin)

Here is my new guitar arrangement of Summertime by George Gershwin. I turned it into a Tango in E minor, and will suit intermediate players. It features rolled chords, arpeggios phrases, and a variety of other techniques which should provide an good challenge!   Sheet music and TAB    

Meditação (Meditation) by Jobim – Bossa Nova Chords and Melody

“Meditação” is a beautiful bossa nova song composed by Antônio Carlos Jobim, one of the most influential Brazilian musicians and composers of the 20th century. Jobim, also known as Tom Jobim, was a key figure in the development of the bossa nova genre, which blends traditional Brazilian rhythms with jazz harmonies. “Meditação” was written by […]

I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Fingerstyle Guitar

Here is a new arrangement I have made of the beautiful Cole Porter song I’ve got you under my skin. I have moved the key down one semitone to E minor which fits a lot better on guitar. It features a flowing arpeggio style feel and also some Bossa Nova elements.   Sheet music and […]

The Way You Look Tonight – Fingerstyle/Bossa Nova

This arrangement of this beautiful classic is not too difficult I think though there are a few stretches, bar chords and positions changes. It will definitely challenge you but it is rhythmically fairly straight forward. The rhythms can be more improvised so don’t feel that you need to be too strict with that. LGM Members […]

Agua De Beber – Chords and Melody

In this week’s tutorial we will look at Agua de Beber chords and melody. Written by Antônio Carlos Jobim and lyrics written by Vinícius de Moraes. I have made a finger style Bossa Nova arrangement of this previously which you can find here.   Sheet music and TAB [restrict paid=true] [/restrict]

Sentimento

Here is a new piece called Sentimento. It has a Bossa/Latin feel in D major with a small modulation to B minor. It is very melody driven with chordal and bass accompaniment. Video and tutorial coming this week! Sheet music and TAB  

Nature Boy for Latin Guitar

  Nature Boy has a beautiful melody and really suited to the nylon guitar. In this arrangement I have shifted the key up to E minor which suits the guitar well. It also allows me to add some open string harmonics and utilise some classical style textures to fill in the gaps of the harmony. […]

Bésame Mucho Guitar Solo

Here is my arrangement of Luis Miguel’s famous Bolero – Became Mucho. My version has a Bossa Nova feel. The tutorial is coming out this week but members have access to the sheet music and play along track below: