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Jonny May
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Beginner
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Discover how to improvise/solo over Brazilian Bossa Nova. Topics include the Bossa Nova rhythm, left hand accompaniment grooves, soloing scales & exercises, turns, brushes, outlining chords, & enclosures.

Course Objectives
  • Learn to Solo in the Bossa Nova Style
  • Start off by learning how to Groove Over a Bossa
  • Explore tons of new Soloing Techniques and play with a Backing Track
Learning Focus
  • Basslines
  • Groove
  • Improvisation
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challenging and beautiful
What a wonderful course! I admit it took me more than 4 weeks because I was so bent on learning the left hand root and chord accompaniment. It is tricky, but I am so happy I can do a bossa accompaniment and soloing on my own. Also it got me into the "strange" scales of 7#4 chords. Last not least the soloing and line building tips were helpful, like the notes to target, and the phrasing. Thank you!
That does make sense, Jonny!
I really liked the structured approach which demystifies the process without losing the magic of the musicality.
A Real Brainshaker For Me
I was challenged by the soloing emphasis because I really struggle with creating lines. This course went a long way in familiarizing that and desensitizing my fear of rhythms!! Thank you Jonny for the push!!
A Real Brainshaker For Me
I was challenged by the soloing emphasis because I really struggle with creating lines. This course went a long way in familiarizing that and desensitizing my fear of rhythms!! Thankyou Jonny for the push!!

Course Lessons

2
Bossa Nova Soloing Challenge – Week 2
59:55

5 Note Scales, Advanced Scales, and Connection Exercises

3
Bossa Nova Soloing Challenge – Week 3
65:48

Principles of Soloing, 8th Note Up and Down-Lines

4
Bossa Nova Soloing Challenge – Week 4
66:34

Triplets, Turns, Brushes, Outlining Chords, & Enclosures

Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

challenging and beautiful
What a wonderful course! I admit it took me more than 4 weeks because I was so bent on learning the left hand root and chord accompaniment. It is tricky, but I am so happy I can do a bossa accompaniment and soloing on my own. Also it got me into the "strange" scales of 7#4 chords. Last not least the soloing and line building tips were helpful, like the notes to target, and the phrasing. Thank you!
That does make sense, Jonny!
I really liked the structured approach which demystifies the process without losing the magic of the musicality.
A Real Brainshaker For Me
I was challenged by the soloing emphasis because I really struggle with creating lines. This course went a long way in familiarizing that and desensitizing my fear of rhythms!! Thank you Jonny for the push!!
A Real Brainshaker For Me
I was challenged by the soloing emphasis because I really struggle with creating lines. This course went a long way in familiarizing that and desensitizing my fear of rhythms!! Thankyou Jonny for the push!!
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