June 4

Learn To Play This Easy Bossa Nova Guitar Rhythm

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By popular request here is an easy bossa nova strum that you can use on either a nylon string guitar or steel string guitar.

There are many different versions of the bossa nova rhythm. This is a fairly simple one that you can learn easily with a little practice.

The rhythm I often use for my CD is a little more complex. I learned the one in this lesson from Justin Sandercoe. If you'd like to see another lesson on this strum you can check out Justin's video on YouTube here:

 

I love comments 🙂 Let me know how you like this lesson and what other lessons you'd like me to create below.

Download the Chord Chart And Exercise Here:

>> Bossa Nova Guitar Strum Cheat Sheet

 

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  1. Thanks, sounds so cool. This will be my next project after I get comfortable with my practice of Malaguena. Please keep the lessons coming, I enjoy listening and learning how to play them.

  2. Thanks, sounds so cool. This will be my next project after I get comfortable with my practice of Malaguena. Please keep the lessons coming, I enjoy listening and learning how to play them.

  3. Not difficult IF a person takes the time to learn the chords AND puts the Lesson together like a puzzle–one piece at time. I am working hard on it. Thanks for the Lesson. 😉

  4. Quite difficult for me at first but was eventually able to play it because of your clear instructions.Thanks!

  5. This video opened up a world to me. I spent a couple of weeks learning the strumming pattern from your video and have spent the past year trying to apply it to a couple of lessons for The Girl From Ipanema., one of them harder than the other. Having learnt the rhythm from your excellent video and chart, "all I have to work on" are the dreadful chords without damaging my 66 year old hands too much. I expect to have done the "easier" one which is just chords, and maybe by age 70 wil have mastered the harder one.
    I just love playing the rhythm and tell myself other B. N. tunes will come faster. It's a good way to wake up and also to settle myself for sleep.
    Thank you

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