Joao Gilberto’s Comping on “Girl from Ipanema”
If you want to learn a style of music that you are not that familiar with, your best bet is to go to the source! And when it comes to learning bossa nova, countless great musicians believe “Getz/Gilberto” is the quintessential recording thatefined the default for what legitimate bossa nova comping should sound like on guitar. Among them, Miles Davis who once stated that João Gilberto’s delivery was so hypnotic that he “would sound good reading a newspaper.”
If you want to learn bossa nova from one of its primary sources, for this lesson I have transcribed João Gilberto’s comping over the 1st two choruses of the classic “Girl from Ipanema” off the aforementioned album!
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The “Joao Gilberto Comping on Girl From Ipanema” lesson files, can be downloaded for $10.00. The download includes the following files: PDFs with both regular notation and detailed TAB, backing track, MP3 of the track with and without rhythm section , a Band in a Box file, as well as a Midi file so you can practice using the free downloadable notation app: “Muse Score”.
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