Based on a melding of jazz voicings and samba rhythms, this gently swinging fingerpicking-based style will bring new colors and rhythms to your playing. Aaron builds your bossa nova guitar technique step-by-step with chordal exercises, melodic passages and syncopated picking. He opens the lesson with his original song, "Hold the Place," based around a typical four-chord progression that will give your playing an instantly recognizable Brazilian sound. Then he demonstrates the chord shapes, rhythms, turnarounds, and progressions that will let you work out arrangements for "Girl from Ipanema," "Black Orpheus," "Desafinado," and other hits. Note: Although it can be played on any type of guitar, this music is best played on nylon strings. Intermediate. Note/tab included as either booklet or PDF file on the disc. 80 min.