Bossa Nova Jump-Start by Open Studio

Bossa Nova Jump-Start

Learn the simple secrets of Bossa Nova guitar and start playing today.
✓ BEGINNER LEVEL
✓ LIFETIME ACCESS

Start today, play Bossa Nova tonight

You don't have to know every bit of music theory or hipster-boutique-sharp-14 scale to play the Bossa Nova. You just want to play this beautiful, breezy style of guitar. 🇧🇷

Brazilian jazz guitar master Romero Lubambo shows you how to create beautiful Bossa Nova rhythms and chords in this easy and entertaining step-by-step course. 

Don't get hung up on the theory, get Bossa Nova Jump-Start.

After completing this course, you'll be able to...

  • play a basic Bossa Nova rhythm.
  • play a variety of chords, progressions, and inversions, up and down the guitar.
  • understand the origins of Bossa Nova, and how it relates to Samba.
  • play the chords of the Jobim standard "Wave" with an authentic Bossa Nova feel.

Meet your teacher

Romero Lubambo's guitar playing unites the styles and rhythms of his native Brazilian musical heritage with his fluency in the American jazz tradition to form a distinctive new sound.

Lubambo has performed and recorded with many outstanding artists, including Dianne Reeves, Michael Brecker, Yo-Yo Ma, Kathleen Battle, Diana Krall, Herbie Mann, Wynton Marsalis, Gal Costa, Kurt Elling, and Kenny Barron among many others.

Romero is a pioneer of online guitar education with multiple best-selling guitar courses at Open Studio.

Applause from our members

"I have been a long-time member with an unlimited pass and love every aspect of Open Studio.  I have incorporated countless concepts into my own playing."
John K. (USA)
"Open Studio is a great and reasonably priced resource. The courses are taught by top-notch professionals, and there are plenty of good ideas to draw from."
Scott M. (USA)

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What's in this course:

Lessons
Introduction: A Brief History of Bossa Nova
Basic Rhythm
Practice Routine: Basic Rhythm
Basic Chords
Practice Routine: Basic Chords
Inversions
Practice Routine: Inversions
Bass Variations
Practice Routine: Bass Variations
Adding Other Chords
Practice Routine: Adding Other Chords
Putting It All Together: "Wave"
Practice Routine: Putting It All Together: "Wave"
You're ready for the next level!
Resources
Workbook
17.7 MB
Recommended Recordings
How to Use Living Notation
Audio Versions of Lessons
Introduction: A Brief History of the Bossa Nova
6 mins
Basic Rhythm
9 mins
Basic Chords
9 mins
Inversions
9 mins
Bass Variations
10 mins
Adding Other Chords
14 mins
Putting It All Together: "Wave"
8 mins
Simple Player Versions
Introduction: A Brief History of the Bossa Nova
6 mins
Basic Rhythm
9 mins
Basic Chords
9 mins
Inversions
9 mins
Bass Variations
10 mins
Adding Other Chords
14 mins
Putting It All Together: "Wave"
8 mins

FAQs

Is this course right for me?

Bossa Nova Jump-Start is a perfect fit for you if:
  • You are an beginner (or even intermediate) guitarist that wants to learn more about Bossa Nova finger-style guitar
  • You want to learn by listening, imitating, and reading notation or tablature
  • You want lifetime access to a course you can take at your own pace

I've got more questions!

Great - we've got more answers! Visit our Contact Page where we are happy to answer all your questions about this, or any of our courses.

How long do I have access the course?

Forever! All our individual courses, come with full lifetime access.