New York Guitar Seminar - Brazilian Guitar Panorama

Welcome all guitarists to the dedicated page for my comprehensive NYGS masterclass:

BRAZILIAN GUITAR PANORAMA: 
Authentic Fluency in Duo Accompaniment


This page includes:

• Orientation: Read pages 5 & 6 of PDF:

Essential Principles for Fluency in
Brazilian Music and Accompaniment


• COMPLETE VIDEO in EIGHT SEGMENTS
including closeup shots

COMPLETE PDF of Musical Examples


• Audio of Masterclass Repertoire used

• AUDIO from my NEW CD,
QUARTETO MODERNO LIVE! AO VIVO!

I welcome all your feedback and questions.
Richard Boukas presenting his comprehensive masterclass, 
BRAZILIAN GUITAR PANORAMA 
at        
New York Guitar Seminar.

Richard Boukas presenting his comprehensive masterclass, BRAZILIAN GUITAR PANORAMA at
New York Guitar Seminar.

Boukas duo comping workshop at 
Mannes' New York Guitar Seminar.

Boukas duo comping workshop at Mannes' New York Guitar Seminar.

Masterclass Content

The masterclass covers these five primary Brazilian genres from a duo accompaniment standpoint and addresses some solo guitar and phrasing aspects:

samba canção         bossa nova          samba          choro          baião

Each genre is culminated by a duo performance of a famous Brazilian piece.
For these performances I am joined by my longtime guitarist colleague Joe Ravo.

For more rhythmically complex Brazilian genres such as samba and baião, first I demonstrate essential Brazilian percussion source rhythms, then adapt them to directly to guitar comping.

The COMPLETE MASTERCLASS VIDEO is divided into EIGHT SEGMENTS.
Samba and Baião are divided into two segments because of their more detailed treatment.

Ask Richard a question about the masterclass on the NYGS BLOG.

Workshop Repertoire Audio

Richard Boukas and Joe Ravo performing "Wave".

Richard Boukas and Joe Ravo performing "Wave".

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Masterclass Complete Video

Duo Comping Insights

Samba Canção Duo Comping

Bossa Nova Duo Comping

Playing surdo drum used in samba.

Playing surdo drum used in samba.

Samba Comping Percussion Sources

Richard demonstrating "baixarias" (moving basslines) that are common to Choro comping.

Richard demonstrating "baixarias" (moving basslines) that are common to Choro comping.

Samba Duo Comping Part Two

Choro Duo Comping

Baião Comping Percussion Sources

Baião Duo Comping Part Two

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