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Bossa Nova Guitar Lessons - learn to play bossa nova music on guitar

Bossa Nova Guitar site is dedicated to providing free online resources for learning to play bossa nova music on guitar.

Lesson Pages

Lessons include analysis of brazilian rhythms used in bossa nova, interactive musical scores with examples transcribed from popular bossa nova songs, guitar technique topics and more.

Interactive Song Charts

To aid in learning bossa nova this site contains by ear transcriptions of guitar chords used in popular bossa nova songs. Those can be accessed from top menu or from authors menu that pops up when mouse pointer is moved to the far left edge.

Instructional Videos

Video lessons demonstrate playing of brazilian rhythms on guitar in popular bossa nova songs. They can be accessed from within lesson pages, from related song charts or directly by using links from below.

Notes on Guitar Chords

The recommended way to learn to play the songs is to get the recording of the song we transcribed and study the chords with the help of our transcriptions. On most song pages there is a cover image of a CD containing version we transcribed that links to online CD store. Please buy the CDs and support the authors.

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Disclaimer: The files found on this site do not represent official versions of the songs. All songs are transcribed by Bossa Nova Guitar and we are not claiming to have written either the music or the lyrics to these songs. These files simply represent our interpretation of the music and are in no other way related to the original or any subsequent version of the song that we have transcribed. We can therefore not guarantee that any of the chords or lyrics on this site are correct. You may only use these files for private study, scholarship, or research. You may not use these transcripts to perform this music publicly or in any form sell them or make money from them. We shall not be considered responsible for any unauthorized use of what is published in these pages. Please read the Privacy Statement.

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