Aaron Gilmartin takes you on an excursion into the lush jazz chords, seductive rhythms and haunting melodies of bossa nova's greatest hits. Each of these timeless Brazilian tunes has permeated musical culture worldwide, and has been heard on numerous recordings, film soundtracks and in performances by top pop and jazz artists. On this DVD Aaron explores three more of the best-known and most beautiful songs of the bossa nova genre. He starts with Antonio Carlos Jobim's The Girl from Ipanema. This song shows you how to sound like a true bossa nova player. Corcavado, another Jobim classic, features a beautiful melody against a descending bass line, filled out with lush chords. Finally, you'll learn Luis Bonfa's haunting theme music Manha de Carnival from the film Black Orpheus. This is among the most-recorded pieces of guitar music in the world. Again Aaron teaches each song in measure-by-measure detail, explaining the rhythms, harmonies, syncopations, bass grooves and melodic elements that make these iconic pieces come alive. Note/tab included as PDF file on the disc. Intermediate/advanced. Note: These pieces can be played on any guitar, but a nylon-string classical will give you the most authentic Brazilian sound.