Brazilian Jazz Piano by Open Studio

Brazilian Jazz Piano

Unlock the secrets of authentic Brazilian jazz styles
INTERMEDIATE

Go Beyond the Bossa Nova

Master all five of the essential Brazilian styles as you learn to effortlessly groove like a native. Yes, you’ll learn the RIGHT way to play Bossa Nova from a modern Brazilian jazz master, but also the Samba, Baião, Afoxè, and Partido Alto.

With simple lessons, performances, transcriptions and play-alongs, you’ll have all the tools to start grooving tonight…Brazilian style! 🇧🇷
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After completing this course...

You'll be able to:
🕺 Play and feel the five essential Brazilian grooves
🔨 Play Brazilian styles solo piano, duo, or with a group
🇧🇷 Play an authentic Samba solo piano
✍️ Know how to arrange and play jazz standards with a Brazilian feel

You'll also get:
🎼 Transcriptions (PDF’s) and Living Notation
🎧 Audio versions of all lessons & performances (downloadable)
🔉 Play-alongs for all the styles & grooves

Living Notation

Our exclusive  Living Notation technology allows you to follow Helio's playing and demonstrations in real time with moving, interactive notation.

Meet your teacher

Helio Alves is the premier Brazilian jazz pianist of his generation. He has performed and recorded with top Brazilian and American jazz artists including Claudio Roditi, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Rosa Passos, Joyce, Duduka da Fonseca, Airto Moreira, and more. He has been featured on multiple Grammy-winning albums including Obrigado Brasil by Yo Yo Ma, Big Band by Joe Henderson, and Brazilian Dreams by Paquito D’Rivera.

Want to try it for free?

Check out a full length sample lesson and see if the course is right for you!
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Applause about Helio

"Open Studio has been the BEST musical investment for my own professional development, EVER."
Elia G. (Japan)
"All the information the whole team gives us is inspiring. I actually am happy practicing these days."
JazzTimes

What's in the course

Let's Get Started
Introduction
3 mins
How to Use Living Notation
Samba
Samba worksheet
1.27 MB
Samba solo piano 🎼
Samba with a band 🎼
Samba performance
Samba play-along
Bossa Nova
Bossa nova worksheet
734 KB
Bossa nova solo piano 🎼
Bossa nova with a band 🎼
Bossa nova performance
Bossa nova play-along
Baião
Baião worksheet
2.65 MB
Baião solo piano 🎼
Baião with a band 🎼
Baião performance
Baião play-along
Partido Alto
Partido Alto worksheet
1.08 MB
Partido Alto solo piano 🎼
Partido Alto with a band 🎼
Partido Alto performance
Partido Alto play-along
Afoxê
Afoxê worksheet
767 KB
Afoxê solo piano 🎼
Afoxê with a band 🎼
Afoxê performance
Afoxê play-along
Other Styles
Solo piano applications
Jazz standards in a Brazilian style 🎼
Playing duo with guitar
Audio Versions of Lessons
Samba Solo Piano
23 mins
Samba With a Band
15 mins
Samba Performance
5 mins
Samba Play-Along
4 mins
Bossa Nova Solo Piano
21 mins
Bossa Nova With a Band
13 mins
Bossa Nova Performance
7 mins
Bossa Nova Play-Along
5 mins
Baião Solo Piano
22 mins
Baião With a Band
8 mins
Baião Performance
4 mins
Baião Play-Along
3 mins
Partido Alto Solo Piano
13 mins
Partido Alto With a Band
8 mins
Partido Alto Performance
6 mins
Partido Alto Play-Along
4 mins
Afoxê Solo Piano
10 mins
Afoxê With a Band
5 mins
Afoxê Performance
8 mins
Afoxê Play-Along
4 mins
Solo Piano Applications
13 mins
Jazz Standards in a Brazilian Style
9 mins
Playing Duo With Guitar
23 mins
Simple Player Versions
Samba Solo Piano
23 mins
Samba With a Band
15 mins
Samba Performance
5 mins
Samba Play-Along
4 mins
Bossa Nova Solo Piano
21 mins
Bossa Nova With a Band
13 mins
Bossa Nova Performance
7 mins
Bossa Nova Play-Along
5 mins
Baião Solo Piano
22 mins
Baião With a Band
8 mins
Baião Performance
4 mins
Baião Play-Along
3 mins
Partido Alto Solo Piano
13 mins
Partido Alto With a Band
8 mins
Partido Alto Performance
6 mins
Partido Alto Play-Along
4 mins
Afoxê Solo Piano
10 mins
Afoxê With a Band
5 mins
Afoxê Performance
8 mins
Afoxê Play-Along
4 mins
Solo Piano Applications
13 mins
Jazz Standards in a Brazilian Style
9 mins
Playing Duo With Guitar
23 mins

FAQs

Is this course right for me?

Brazilian Jazz Piano is perfect for you if:
  • You’re an intermediate to advanced pianist
  • You want to learn how to play Brazilian styles authentically
  • You’re tired of failing at the Bossa Nova

What is the course format?

Brazilian Jazz Piano is an immersive online experience. The curriculum is crafted by Helio Alves along with Open Studio staff. Progressive lesson videos are the core of the course, with downloadable transcriptions and lead sheets, Living Notation, downloadable audio, and play-alongs included for support and further study. The videos can be paused, fast-forwarded, looped, and slowed down without pitch change.

How long is the course?

This course consists of 3½ hours of video content - individual lessons, play-alongs, and other demo’s. You can watch and re-watch any of them at any time. You can go through the course at your own pace, so the number of weeks it takes to complete Brazilian Jazz Piano will vary.

How long can I access the course?

Brazilian Jazz Piano includes full lifetime access to everything (videos, transcriptions, audio downloads. Living Notation, and any future updates)

What about your other piano courses?

If you’d like to explore several of our piano courses,  consider an All-Access Pass membership that includes access to every course on Open Studio.

What type of device / browser do I need?

You can view classes on any internet-enabled device, on any modern browser.

What is your refund policy?

We have a full satisfaction guarantee. Fast & easy full refunds refunds are available for ANY reason up to 14 days after purchase.
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