Brazilian Guitar

Sun. 1:45–3:15 pm 4/7 – 6/2 (9 weeks)

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Brazilian Guitar
Age Adult
Event Type Class
Department Guitar, Brazilian
Day Sun
Instructor Ricardo Peixoto
Status inperson event

Learn Brazilian music styles, including samba, baião, bossa nova, and choro, and the guitar techniques used to play them. The primary focus is on learning repertoire while developing the following areas: stylistically appropriate comping rhythms, chord melody playing, creating solo arrangements, right-hand fingerstyle techniques, and melodic soloing approaches.

Prerequisites: ability to read music notation, facility on guitar.

This class meets IN-PERSON at the California Jazz Conservatory.


About Ricardo Peixoto

Native of Rio de Janeiro, graduated from Berklee College of Music, studied with Pat Metheny and Mick Goodrick. Also studied classical guitar with George Sakellariou at SF Conservatory. Recording and performance credits, as guitarist and composer, include Claudia Villela,  Berkeley Choro Ensemble, Terra Sul, Airto, Flora Purim, Toots Thielemans, Dom Um Romão, Sivuca, Arturo Sandoval, Paul McCandless, Bud Shank, Guinga, Dori Caymmi and Claudio Roditi.​


Student Reviews 

“Ricardo was clear and happy to answer questions and flexible with the material to help the class cover what people wanted to learn.”