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|Bossa Nova Guitar Licksamples|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Romero Lubambo, the world's most in-demand bossa nova guitarist, shows you 33 essential bossa nova guitar patterns - direct from Brazil! This DVD features one-on-one instruction plus lots of performance footage that allows... more »
The Definitive Bossa Nova Guitar Tutorial
Robert H. Sayers | Arlington, VA USA | 02/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"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!"
Carolyn Gorman | Newburgh, NY United States | 02/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a wonderful dvd. The playing and songs are beautiful. I'd just like to clear up that there are no licks covered on the dvd- even though it says "lick samples." This is strictly chords and progressions."