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5.0 out of 5 stars The Definitive Bossa Nova Guitar Tutorial, February 10, 2008
This review is from: Bossa Nova Guitar Licksamples (DVD)
For several years I've been trying to learn Brazilian guitar on my own, with very mixed results. I've struggled with other books and videos, which I've found overly-complicated or, in the case of chords and chord progressions, frankly misleading. Well, this DVD is different. In slow, deliberate fashion, Brazilian jazz master Romero Lubambo demonstrates a series of ascending and descending chord sequences that, I guarantee, will have newbies slapping their heads and muttering "so that's how it's done." He doesn't solo or demonstrate entire songs, except for a couple of performances with members of his renowned Trio da Paz, and with his vocalist wife Pamela Driggs. So advanced guitarists looking to learn the bossa nova repertoire won't get as much out of this DVD as those simply trying to understand the basics of the genre. And that leads me to my one quibble with the DVD. The accompanying booklet includes helpful transcriptions of the lessons by members of the Japanese team that produced the DVD. But why couldn't they include a CHORD CHART!?! Bossa nova chords are voiced very differently from American jazz chords and it would have been extremely helpful to learn the chords first, before watching the DVD. Oh well, this is still a terrific DVD for guitarists who want to penetrate the mysteries of this beautiful music. Thank you, Mr. Lubambo!
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Initial post: Feb 5, 2009 9:02:55 AM PST
Is this book good for learning 6 or 12 string, or both?? THANKS!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2011 3:48:12 PM PDT
J. D Suggs says:
This is all on six string, Debra.
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