Aquarela do Brasil

by | Chord Melody

When it comes to Brazilian music, I’m sure you’re already aware that Jobim’s “Girl from Ipanema” easily takes first prize as the most popular bossa-nova worldwide! But how about the most popular samba? Most Brazilians agree it’s Ary Barroso’s “Brazil” known as “Aquarela do Brasil” in Portuguese.

I first learned this piece from 2 sources: Antonio Carlos Jobim’s version off his album “Stone Flower” , and my favorite to date, which is Joao Gilberto’s rendition off his album, “Amoroso”. These versions were my inspiration for my chord melody arrangement of this gorgeous composition, which I believe should be included in every jazz guitarist’s repertoire! Check it out !


The “Aquarela do Brasil” Files can be downloaded for $7.50. Your contribution is much appreciated, as it helps support the site and allows me to keep investing the long hours required to produce these lessons. The download includes:  PDFs of the arrangement with both regular notation and TAB,  MP3 of the arrangement and a Band in a Box file you can use to practice if you have the software.

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