The complete ‘Essentials’ course, from the leading practitioner of Brazilian Jazz Guitar in the world today.
12 FULL LENGTH LESSONS
Bossa Nova, Samba, Baião, Afoxé, Right Hand Technique, Left Hand Technique, Comping, Soloing, and Improvisation – acclaimed Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo covers it all in 12 fun and inspiring video lessons. Romero’s concept is for you to listen and imitate, and he gives you the tools and insider knowledge to jump right in and try out the rhythmic and improvisational concepts right from the start.
ALL THE RIGHT TOOLS
There’s plenty of charts, notation and TABS to help you along the way, as well as multiple viewing angles for you to just watch and imitate. If things are moving too fast, slow down a section with the speed control – the pitch always stays the same and you can digest at an easier pace if needed. And the animated fretboard is a great visual guide for your left hand.
OVER 5 HOURS OF LESSONS
Romero’s easy-going style makes these lessons as fun to watch as they are instructive. You’ll start by learning the basic rhythmic concepts of Brazilian Jazz guitar. Along the way, you’ll learn how to approach tunes in a solo guitar style and as an accompanist. Romero reveals his unique exercises for several left hand and right hand guitar techniques and covers scales, voicings and a host of rhythmic concepts.
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Downloadable charts and resources
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IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
- You can play guitar and are ready to jump in and start playing Brazilian-inspired jazz
- You can read music a little, or play by ear
- You’re willing to jump right in and play a simple bossa nova that you’re hearing for the first time
LIST OF LESSONS
- Bossa Nova (27:53)
- Foco música: “Triste” (20:39)
- Conceito de Baião (26:02)
- Técnicas de mão direita – Vol. 1 (22:41)
- Técnicas de mão direita – Vol. 2 (29:07)
- Técnicas de mão esquerda (24:58)
- Foco música: “Wave” (25:56)
- Ritmo (32:20)
- Escalas maiores (27:58)
- Escalas menores melódicas e diminutas (28:34)
- Aplicação para os Standards Americanos (24:44)
Four Camera Angles
Multiple Camera Angles
Interactive Charts to follow along
Advanced Speed Control
Chart-based A/B Looping
ABOUT ROMERO LUBAMBO
In 1985, Romero Lubambo came to the United States, and brought with him a new sound in Brazilian jazz guitar. Romero’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. From the cool, sophisticated rhythms of his native Brazil to hard bop, Romero is a guitarist who’s comfortable in any musical setting. He is an uncommonly gifted soloist and musical improviser with a steady stream of unpredictably creative musical thoughts and the virtuosity to deliver them ever so tastefully.
After arriving in New York City, Romero quickly established himself as a “first call” session and touring guitarist who was in demand not only for his authentic Brazilian sound, but also for his command with a variety of styles. 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, Kenny Barron, Luciana Souza, Cyro Baptista, Sergio and Odair Assad, Ivan Lins, Grover Washington Jr., Vernon Reid, Flora Purim and Airto, Paquito D’Rivera, Harry Belafonte, Larry Coryell, Gato Barbieri, Leny Andrade, James Carter, Paula Robison, Dave Weckl, Jason Miles, and Cesar Camargo Mariano… among many others.
Romero has also established himself as a composer and performer on his own critically acclaimed recording projects as well as on those of Trio Da Paz, a Brazilian jazz trio Lubambo formed with Nilson Matta and Duduka da Fonseca. Romero Lubambo is considered by critics to be “the best practitioner of his craft in the world today… the guitarist’s facility, creativity and energy are in a class all their own.”