Brazilian jazz is the combination of the energizing rhythms of Brazilian and North American jazz music. Playing this style requires special skills not normally taught to the guitar student. This comprehensive book is designed to provide the guitarist with all that is necessary to understand and play Brazilian jazz such as chord structures, chord progressions, rhythms, decomposition, memorization, arranging, improvisation, notation, chord symbols and accompaniment as well as an overview and history of this colorful music. Solos are provided that implement various concepts and skills learned. They include: Amor Docy (Sweet Love): Passaciaille (Theme and First Variation): Bossa Barocco (Bossa Baroque): Bossa Improviso (Impromptu Bossa): Minuet (from \"The Notebook of A.M. Bach): Choro Classic (Classical Choro): Choro Menor (Minor Choro): De Vez em Quando (Once in a While): Marcha Populaire (Folk March): Melodo de Lua (Moody Melody): Samba Sonolento (Sleepy Samba): Samba Feliz (Happy Samba): Sonhador (Day Dreamer): Amor Descuidado (Careless Love): Play the Bossa Nova: and Samba de Amor (Samba of Love).