Santa Fe Guitar Academy



Introduction to Bossa Nova

December 12th 3:30 to 5:30

at The Candyman, 851 st. Michael's Drive


Roberto Capocchi

$35.00, $5.00 discount with pre-registration by December 11th.

Call (505)577-1447 or email


Come enjoy a two-hour workshop with Brazilian guitarist Roberto Capocchi, and learn the basics of Bossa Nova, the charming Brazilian mix of Jazz and Samba. We will cover the basic chords shapes you will expect to find in this style and the basic rhythmic pattern associated with it. We will apply the rhythmic pattern to common chord sequences, explore a few rhythmic variations, and finally apply that to a song.

This is an intermediary level class, where we will build on the guitar playing you already have. No need for amazing chops, but it is not an introduction to guitar playing.


Roberto Capocchi has performed in every major venue in Santa Fe, from the Lensic to to Santa Fe Opera, and has collaborated with artists such as David Grussin and Carol Redman. He is Artist-in-Residence at Adams State University, and is on faculty at United World College, Santa Fe Guitar Academy, and New Mexico Highlands University. He holds advanced degrees in Performance and Music Theory, and has extensive touring experience as a recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral soloist. He enjoys playing music from his native country, mostly in the forms of Bossa Nova, Samba, and Choro. This is his second collaboration with the Music Education department of the Candyman, with more to come!

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