Real Guitar Adventure for Grownups

Easy Bossa Nova Rhythm

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Learn this easy bossa nova rhythm pattern. I'll break it down into parts and show you how to put it back together. Then we’ll apply it to using a chord that is commonly used with the style.

I'll also show you how to embellish the basic pattern by adding an alternating bass note.

Finally, for those who are ready, you’ll learn a more elaborate chord progression exercise to practice with.

Here’s the rhythm I show in the video:

Download the free cheatsheet with chord diagrams and the more advanced chord exercise:

 >> Free Bossa Nova Rhythm Workbook Download

Tomas Michaud

Author - Tomas Michaud at Real Guitar Success
Tomas Michaud is an American born guitarist and music educator with a French Canadian heritage. He first developed the Starland Guitar System in 1982 when his 9 year old daughter asked him to teach her guitar. Since then he’s founded the Starland School of Music in the SF Bay Area, and

When he's not making guitar instruction videos or creating more music to record (currently 7 CDs including Beauty and Fire) he's riding his bike along the beach with his dog Marco Polo or traveling to interesting places with his lovely wife Pui.
Tomas Michaud

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