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One of the most popular jazz standards of all time, and an excellent way to step into some new territory, Blue Bossa is a perfect way to get introduced to the world of jazz.

Ask any jazz player, this song will be called at tons of jam sessions because it is such a perfect example of how jazz is chock full of ii-V-I progressions.

In this lesson we will be covering not just the chords and the head, but also what sort of extensions and substitutions you can use when comping. In addition there are also some great tips on soloing in a “jazzy” style while retaining the classic blues-rock foundations that so many players are built upon.

If you’re ready for a mental workout and some quick moving chords, then get ready, because this lesson on one of jazz music’s most popular tunes is about to get you in gear!