Play the Rhythms, Chords and Melodies of Brazil's Greatest Hits
On this lesson, Aaron Gilmartin explores three of the best-known and most beautiful songs of the Bossa Nova genre.
His lesson starts with Antonio Carlos Jobim’s Girl from Ipanema (Garotta de Ipanema),the Grammy-winning worldwide hit made famous by Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz. This song shows you how to sound like a true bossa nova player.
Corcovado, another Jobim classic, features a beautiful melody against a descending bass line, filled out with lush chords. Some of the techniques in this piece will be familiar to anyone who has heard the bossa nova sound.
Finally, you’ll learn Luis Bonfá’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.
Learning these beautiful and evocative arrangements will immeasurably add to your repertoire and will give you an in-depth schooling in guitar musicianship and technique.
Note: These pieces can be played on any guitar, but a nylon-string classical will give you the most authentic Brazilian sound.