Samba Guitar 1 – Brazilian Jazz Essentials

Step-by-step guide to playing authentic Brazilian guitar rhythms.


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I love listening to Brazilian jazz, but when it’s my turn to play a tune I sound like I have no idea what I’m doing. It’s so frustrating!


The biggest problem players face when learning samba rhythms (that keeps their wheels spinning and not experiencing results) is:


Guessing at what to play with any Brazilian jazz song only to sound out of place in the groove. The chords are “correct” but not “authentic.”


Sound familiar? Learning samba guitar can be a frustrating experience, especially if you don’t have an organized, proven learning method to guide you.


Have you had any of these common Brazilian guitar learning experiences?


  1. You jam on a samba song but guess at what rhythms to use, and you guess incorrectly most or all of the time.
  2. You love listening to Brazilian jazz, but when you try and play those same grooves it falls flat, it never sounds authentic.
  3. You’ve tried to learn samba or bossa grooves in the past only to be confused and frustrated by exercises that get you nowhere.


Over the past 25 years, I've played over 2500 gigs, taught over 8000 private lessons, and given workshops all over the world to guitarists of all levels.


I’ve found that many online courses and teachers overcomplicate samba guitar, making it seem difficult to learn with frustrating exercises that lead you nowhere.


This is absolutely not the case with Samba Guitar 1.


In this course, I walk you step-by-step through proven methods guaranteed to teach you authentic samba rhythms, chord shapes, and more.


With Samba Guitar 1, you benefit from my 25+ years of teaching and performing experience, so you know exactly what to practice for immediate results.

 

3 Ways This Course Expands Your Playing:


1. Play Authentic Samba Rhythms - Sound like you grew up in a samba club in Rio as you learn the exact rhythms, chords, accents, and more that Brazilian guitarists use in their comping.

2. Comp With Confidence Over Brazilian Songs - Head into your next jam with confidence over ANY Brazilian song as you expand your overall confidence with rhythm guitar and the instrument as a whole.

3. Level Up Your Comping Skills - Take your comping skills to the next level as you learn new chords, rhythms, accents, picking patterns, and more in this course.

"I only wish I had started studying with Matt’s classes earlier…"


"I’m in my second year studying Matt's classes, and during this time he’s really helped me grow as a guitarist. He gives me different challenges, tips that are amazingly useful, and he knows how to encourage me and keep me hungry to learn more. I only wish I had started studying with Matt’s classes earlier, I wouldn’t have wasted so much time lost in the practice room."

- David

Curriculum Outline

Each Chapter Has 1 Video, 6 Practice Schedules, and a Quiz

Learn how to use this course, why you should learn this rhythm, and how to get the most out of your practice time with this material.

Learn or review this essential Brazilian groove as you prepare the first bar of the samba 1 rhythm with this chapter.

Learn or review this essential Brazilian groove as you prepare the second bar of the samba 1 rhythm with this chapter.

Challenge your samba 1 comping technique with this fun, engaging, and educational technical challenge workout.

Challenge your samba 1 creativity with this exciting, engaging, and educational creative challenge workout.

Combine the bossa 2 and reverse bossa rhythms to form this 2-bar essential Brazilian jazz groove. Complete with authentic Brazilian jazz chord shapes.

Challenge your samba 1 comping technique with this fun, engaging, and educational technical challenge workout.

Challenge your samba 1 creativity with this exciting, engaging, and educational creative challenge workout.

I show you how to best review this material and how to take these rhythms forward in your playing. The next best step in your development is in this chapter.

 

How to Get the Most from this Course:


1. Follow the curriculum order - Start with the introduction, learn how the course works, then jump in and practice the chapters in order. All lessons are presented in sequential order to make practicing fun and easy.

2. Practice at your own pace - As you finish any section, click “complete and continue” to mark your progress. Then, play at your own pace. You have lifetime access to this course, so there’s no rush at all. Take your time and work at the best pace to fit your schedule.

3. Coaching from Matt - As you work through this course, post questions in the comment boxes below any exercise or in the chat bubble in the bottom right of any screen if you get stuck. I’m happy to answer your questions and give constructive, positive feedback. You can also post an unlisted YouTube video in the comments for feedback on your playing.

 

How YOU Can Play a Complex Samba Now

This is how Matt's proven teaching method makes you the best guitarist you can be.

 

Who is this Course For?


This course is for guitarists looking to learn samba guitar with a proven system of study that expands your chord vocabulary and rhythm skill set.


It's for guitarists who:

  • Struggle to learn rhythms and grooves in the practice room.
  • Love listening to Brazilian jazz but have no idea where to start playing it.
  • Want to learn a quick and easy method to play samba on guitar.
  • Want to stop guessing and want to start playing authentic Brazilian guitar.


I’ve been playing and teaching samba guitar for over 25 years. During that time, I’ve learned from older players, teachers, albums, transcriptions, and more.


I want to share with you everything I’ve learned about how to play authentic samba guitar while creating hours of fun in the practice room.

 

Who is this Course NOT For?


As your fretboard guide, my job is to keep this course positive, encouraging, and welcoming for EVERY guitarist who joins. That’s why this course isn’t for you if…

  • You’re looking for a “Guitar God quick” fix. There’s no such thing as an overnight guitarist. This program is about building a long-term relationship with the guitar that leads with enjoyment and real growth – not hype or impossible promises.

  • You’re not a team player. This isn’t American Idol for guitar, it’s not a competition. The MWG Community is a safe environment for new and experienced guitarists to support and learn from each other. This is for team players who encourage growth in their fellow guitarists – not trolls who heckle their peers.

  • You’re a negative Nelly. If you like to complain, tear down, or argue with other guitarists just for the sake of it, this program isn’t for you. We’re about encouragement, welcoming new players, and positive, constructive feedback. No negative energy or comments allowed in this program.

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What You Get


  • Lifetime Access to Samba Guitar 1 Course ($10 Value)
  • Girl From Ipanema Study Guide eBook ($15 Value)
  • Matt’s Proven Practice Strategy to reach your guitar goals. ($200 Value)
  • Feedback and Coaching from Matt 7 days a week. ($500 Value)
  • And more!

  • FREE MEGA BONUS

    Girl From Ipanema Study Guide eBook $15 Yours Free! $15


    When you purchase Samba Guitar 1, you not only get the full multimedia course, you also get my best-selling Girl From Ipanema Study Guide eBook.



    In this eBook you learn:

    • Essential Brazilian guitar chord patterns.
    • Must know bossa and samba rhythms.
    • Scale and arpeggio patterns right from Rio.
    • Vocabulary that turns scales and arpeggios into jazz lines.
    • Full soloing and comping studies.
    • And more!

    Don’t wait, grab your copy of Samba 1 before it’s too late and take advantage of this awesome bonus offer.

     

    The Total Value of This Course and Bonuses Is Over $725


    If you have the desire to learn Brazilian guitar, then you can reach your musical goals with Samba Guitar 1.


    And, I don’t want you to have to spend a fortune to find samba happiness in the practice room.


    I’ve made Samba Guitar 1 affordable for anyone who wants to ditch the frustration of learning Brazilian jazz guitar on their own.


    You won’t pay $710, $310, $110 or even $50 like some other overpriced courses you see online…

    You’re about to gain immediate access to a proven samba learning method that levels up your playing today.


    And, all you pay for this premium step-by-step course and coaching is $10, this week only.


    This small investment in yourself is the same amount as you paying for 10 minutes of a private guitar lesson.


    Instead of a few minutes in a lesson, you get access to a full, organized, and fun samba guitar course, plus the mega bonus eBook.


    In return for this massive discount, I’d really appreciate your honest and constructive feedback so I can keep making my courses more successful for you and everyone in the MWG community.


    Other than that, all I ask for is your full commitment and positive attitude so you can get the most out of Samba Guitar 1 and reach your musical goals.


     

    How This Course Transforms Your Playing


    1. Gets You Jam Session Ready Today - Turn heads at your next jam session when you bust out these three authentic Brazilian grooves, bossa 2, reverse bossa, and samba 1.


    2. Develop Rock Solid Rhythm - Not only do you learn a must-know samba rhythm in this course, you also build a rock-solid rhythmic foundation for your playing overall.


    3. Play Authentic Brazilian Jazz Chords - Learn the exact shapes Brazilian guitarists play when jamming on bossa and samba songs. Stop guessing and sound like you were born in Rio today.


     

    What You Get with Samba Guitar 1 – Quick List


    Whew, that was a lot to take in! Here’s a quick recap of what you get when you enroll in Samba Guitar 1.


  • Lifetime Access to Samba Guitar 1 ($10 Value)
  • Matt’s Proven Practice Strategy to reach your guitar goals. ($200 Value)
  • Feedback and Coaching from Matt 7 days a week. ($500 Value)
  • Bonus Offer - Girl From Ipanema Study Guide eBook ($15 Value)
  • And more!

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    Course Curriculum


      Chapter 1 - Introduction
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      Chapter 2 - Bossa 2 Rhythm
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      Chapter 3 - Reverse Bossa Rhythm
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      Chapter 4 - Technical Challenge
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      Chapter 5 - Creative Challenge
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      Chapter 6 - Samba 1 Rhythm
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      Chapter 7 - Technical Challenge
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      Chapter 8 - Creative Challenge
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      Chapter 9 - Outroduction
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      Bonus - Girl From Ipanema Study Guide
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      What's Next?
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    Frequently Asked Questions


    When does the course start and finish?

    The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.


    Can I download the files for each course?

    You can download all PDFs, audio examples, and backing tracks to practice offline. The videos are only viewed on the page.


    What if I have a question about the courses or about music?

    You can post all questions related to the course in the comments section of any section. I aim to answer all questions within 24 hours of posting. Also, you can use the instant messenger on the bottom right of page to ask questions or you can email me at [email protected].


    What if I don’t know where to start with my playing or which course to start with?

    No worries, use our success paths and follow the step-by-step guides to learning what you want to work on – getting started, jazz guitar, blues guitar, guitar technique, lead guitar, rhythm guitar and much more!


    What if I want access to multiple courses or MWG eBooks?

    This is why we have the Guitar Mastery Membership which includes ALL previous and future courses as well as every single eBook Matt has ever produced.

     

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