Antonio Carlos Jobim

It’s bossa nova time again, and I’m back with a fingerstyle chord melody arrangement of the Antonio Carlos Jobim classic… “Corcovado” (a.k.a “Quiet Stars of Quiet Nights”).

Throughout this arrangement I’ve tried to combine that cool bossa groove, with a touch of the classical influence also prominent in many of Jobim’s pieces. In doing so, I included some counterpoint as well as some rich chord voicings made possible only by combining fretted and open strings. Should sound great on an archtop or a nylon string!


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  1. Doug Gomez

    Love this Richie one my favourites thank you vey much

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