Bossa Nova Guitar , some players who are born in the right country know how to play it because they got it genetically or by osmosis from growing up in the environment … think Brasil, Others need to learn it. I was looking around for a simple tutorial on playing Bossa Nova Guitar and found this site . Bossa Nova Guitar The tutorial has an mp3 audio track to follow and is written in standard music notation. In the 60’s Bossa Nova came to the fore with players like Joao Gilberto , Laurindo Almeida and particularly the music of Jobim
Check out the Tutorial Bossa Nova it has a few reasonably simple chords
Even if your eading skills aren’t strong, just break it down and count it.
Here’s a nice bit of Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar by Dave Grier and Wyatt rice
For more Acoustic Guitar check out Tony Rice
Duck Backer the great Acoustic Guitar player just posted this video of Tommy Emmanuel , Duck Baker and Buster B Jones. They are sitting around jamming to the jazz standard, Stomping at the Savoy, it’s very casual but some great guitar lines there back in 2000
For more Tommy Emmanuel check out Tommy Emmanuel Youtube Tutorial
Acoustic Guitar Country Blues players: Thought I’d republish this doco of Scales which I put together a couple of years back. The fingerings of some are little unusual, and my reasons for doing them this way is intentional just to create a little more interest and snapping the mind out of its normal patterns. How you apply them is the next step, I will write a simple article about that soon.
There are many acoustic guitar players who just want to play and sing and not necessarily play like virtuosos Vicente Amigo, Pierre Bensusan, or Michael Hedges. So I thought I’d do a number of short acoustic guitar articles / posts on some of the new singer guitarists who play material which sound musical and is based around simple chord patterns. The following tune is by Emily and the Woods called Never Play
Emily Woods on Myspace
Gerry Rafferty thank you for the beautiful music, Rest in Peace
BBC News – Gerry Rafferty
Right down the line
This youtube video is of Doc Watson playing his Gallagher guitar complete with banjo player. The tune is the Cuckoo a traditional folk song. Its one of the most haunting songs I’ve ever heard.
For more Doc Watson, check out Deep River Blues