5 Bossa Comping Patterns
If you’ve ever felt like your comping over those bossa standards doesn’t groove, or you are bored of always playing the same rhythmic pattern for the entire piece, this lesson is for you!
In this video I teach you 5 genuine bossa nova patterns I learned in Brazil. First you’ll hear me demonstrate the result of combining the different patterns as I comp over a great bossa nova called Quem Diz Que Sabe by Joao Donato. It was later recorded by Wes Montogomery as “Know it All” on the album “Down Here on the Ground”. I then show you these classic patterns introduced by 3 Brazilian musicians who are among the pioneers of bossa nova on guitar: Oscar Castro-Neves, Carlos Lyra and Joao Gilberto. This is the real thing…so check it out!
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The Bossa Comping Files can be downloaded for $6.00 (buy me a cup of coffee and a snack?) Your contribution is much appreciated, as it helps support the site and allows me to keep investing the long hours required to produce these lessons. The download includes: a PDF of the patterns with both regular notation and TAB, an MP3 of the patterns, a Band In A Box file, a MIDI file, and a 3 page article I wrote for Jazz Improv Magazine with additional transcriptions and information about bossa nova.
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