Bossa Nova

How To : Play the bossa nova drum beat

The bossa nova drum beat is a Latin groove that's derived from Brazilian music. Learn various techniques and tips for playing the bossa nova drum beat with expert tips in this free video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Play the bossa nova drum beat. Play the bossa nova drum beat ...more

How To : Play Bossa Nova guitar in E Major

In this series of video music lessons you'll learn how to play Bossa Nova classical guitar. Expert Ryan Larson shows you the essential scales and chord progressions you'll need to know to play Bossa Nova songs, taking you through a piece measure by measure, and offering tips o ...more

How To : Play bossa nova guitar in D major

In this series of video music lessons you'll learn how to play Bossa Nova classical guitar. Expert Ryan Larson shows you the essential scales and chord progressions you'll need to know to play Bossa Nova songs, taking you through a piece measure by measure, and offering tips o ...more

How To : Play bossa nova guitar in C major

In this series of video music lessons you'll learn how to play Bossa Nova classical guitar. Expert Ryan Larson shows you the essential scales and chord progressions you'll need to know to play Bossa Nova songs, taking you through a piece measure by measure, and offering tips o ...more

How To : Play bossa nova guitar in D flat major

In this series of video music lessons you'll learn how to play Bossa Nova classical guitar. Expert Ryan Larson shows you the essential scales and chord progressions you'll need to know to play Bossa Nova songs, taking you through a piece measure by measure, and offering tips o ...more

How To : Play bossa nova guitar in G flat major

In this series of video music lessons you'll learn how to play Bossa Nova classical guitar. Expert Ryan Larson shows you the essential scales and chord progressions you'll need to know to play Bossa Nova songs, taking you through a piece measure by measure, and offering tips o ...more

How To : Play bossa nova guitar in B flat major

In this series of video music lessons you'll learn how to play Bossa Nova classical guitar. Expert Ryan Larson shows you the essential scales and chord progressions you'll need to know to play Bossa Nova songs, taking you through a piece measure by measure, and offering tips o ...more

How To : Play bossa nova guitar in A-flat (Ab)

In this series of video music lessons you'll learn how to play Bossa Nova classical guitar. Expert Ryan Larson shows you the essential scales and chord progressions you'll need to know to play Bossa Nova songs, taking you through a piece measure by measure, and offering tips o ...more

How To : Play Bossa Nova drum beat

In this instructional video series you will learn how to play several contemporary drum beats. Our expert, Shaun Schaefer, shares techniques for creating a bossa nova drum beat, adding fills, and offers tips and advice on how to begin the process and walks you through some gre ...more

How To : Play Latin Bossa Nova beats

The Bossa Nova is one of Brazil's most popular forms of Latin music. It is one of the more simple grooves to play, however it is extremely effective. The Bossa Nova is usually played at slower tempos, and is eighth-note based. You will notice there is a standard "Bossa Nova" c ...more

How To : Play bossa nova like João Gilberto

Viva a bossa-sa-sa! In this three-part how-to series, you'll learn to use your right hand like João Gilberto, the father of Brazilian bossa nova. This tutorial, though best suited for intermediate guitar players, will get anyone started playing a bossa rhythm on guitar. Part 1 ...more

How To : Play bossa nova guitar

This video lesson covers a basic bossa nova rhythm pattern for the guitar player interested in learning Brazilian music. The lesson is aimed to an intermediate guitar player. In other words, you should be confortable with basic chords, strumming and fingerstyle techniques. F ...more

How To : Play bossa nova (and "cheater" bossa) on the drums

A band leader, classical percussionist, clinician and author, Steve Houghton is also the associate professor of percussion and jazz at Indiana University-Bloomington, and is on faculty at the Henry Mancini Institute. In this installment from his video tutorial series on the fu ...more

How To : Play two-bar bossa nova pattern on electric guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Play bossa nova and pop grooves with brushes

Peter Erskine is best known for his versatility and ardent love of working in various musical settings. In this installment from his video lesson series in which he covers basic brush skills on the drumset, Peter demonstrates how to play bossa nova and pop grooves with the bru ...more

How To : Perform advanced jazz guitar techniques

Jazz guitar music, in particular, is rooted in minor 7th chords and diminished 3rds; its sound is as distinctive as any in the jazz family. Advanced jazz guitarist will also need to know their 9, 11 and 13 chords as well, popular chords in Bossa Nova style jazz. In this series ...more

How To : Get started playing Brazilian-style guitar

Whether you're interested in playing bossa nova, tropicália, música popular brasileira-style guitar, the rudiments are the same and this two-part video tutorial will get you started. Both segments look look at the basics of Brazilian chord progressions. For more information, a ...more

How To : Curl your hair with paper bags and no heat

This tutorial will show you how to take something simple like brown paper bags and curl you hair with them. 1) Start off with damp hair, not wet hair because that will soak the paper leaving it useless. 2) Get a few paper brown bags ready. 3) Take your paper bags and strip ...more

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