One Note Samba

by | Bossa Nova, Chord Melody

Antonio Carlos JobimIf you’re a fan of bossa nova, Antonio Carlos Jobim needs no introduction. Almost every one of his compositions is pure jazz harmony! And in this video I am happy to share with you my solo guitar arrangement of one his most beloved pieces: “One Note Samba”.

In the lesson I breakdown and analyze the tune measure by measure, and unless you’re already aware of it, you’ll learn that “One Note Samba” is based on the chord changes to 2 well known jazz standards!

Finally, as a special bonus, I also show you a contrafact of “One Note Samba” with Coltrane Changes!


The “One Note Samba” lesson files, can be downloaded for $9.00. The download includes the following files: PDFs featuring both regular notation and detailed TAB for the “One Note Samba” arrangement as well as the alternate bridge / MP3s Band in a Box file as well as Midi file if you rather practice using  “Guitar Pro” or the free downloadable notation app: “Muse Score”.

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  1. Duncan Herring

    Once again, this lesson contains an incredible amount of material for us to practice. Thank you, Richie!

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