Valsa Negra

  Here is a new piece I wrote in the style of a waltz or valsa. It’s a melody that came to me and I built a piece around this haunting melody. It has a few stretches and technical challenges but if you approach it from a romantic perspective you can be quite fluid with […]

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

New Podcast!

I have a new YouTube podcast show which will be continuing into 2024 called Latin Guitar Mastery podcast. In the show I answer audience questions relating to guitar and also Latin guitar styles and also give some insights into the content on the blog and YouTube channel. I am hoping to have some guests on […]

A Felicidade guitar arrangement

  Carlos Jobim and Vicinius de Moraes collaborated in writing this song for the movie Black Orpheus. The name A Felicidade means ‘happiness’. I have adapted the key to suit the guitar better in the key or A minor.   Sheet music and TAB    

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

El Vito (Andalusian Traditional)

  El Vito is a traditional Spanish folk song and dance that originates from the Andalusian region of Spain. The song’s origins can be traced back to the 19th century and many versions have been made for both solo guitar and also with lyrics in song form.   This version is based on the one […]

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 […]

Zapateado

Here is a new piece I have written in the style of the zapateado. It is essentially a fast 6/8 dance in B minor. I have dropped the 3rd string from G to F# creating an open B minor chord. This allows for some interesting and at times haunting textures. I am posting the sheet […]