Truefire – Fareed Haque’s 1-2-3 Bossa Nova
In the first section, Fareed drills down on the right-hand technique by dissecting and teaching it in three parts. All of the essential principles are covered including fingerings, hand and arm positions and use of the nails. Once you get a grip on the right-hand technique, Fareed reveals the key to the bossa nova rhythm pattern and steps you through several play-alongs until you nail it.
The second section is all about the essential chord voicings and moveable forms that you’ll need to take on the bossa nova songbook. You’ll learn the 6/9, minor 6th, minor 9th, dominant 13th, dominant 9th, half-diminished and diminished forms. Fareed also shows you embellishments for these forms – critical for bossa nova accompaniment.
You’re now equipped to dig in to the third section and start building a repertoire of bossa nova progressions and tunes. Fareed prepared six etudes to kickstart your progress; Gilberto’s Jam, Orphiana, No Note Samba, Mountain Bossa, Tall & Tan and Surf Samba all feature progressions commonly found in hundreds of bossa nova tunes.
So back to your Caipirinha and people watching for now. When you’re done for the night, head to the shed with 1-2-3 Bossa Nova and prepare yourself for that gig on the beach.