Just a quick video on how to play Bossa Nova, and a little bit of history
Check it out if you're interested
Thanks for the very clear video :)
I describe a similar approach to playing 'Girl from Ipanema' in 'Exploring Latin Piano' (Schott Music 2010).
However, in the two Gb7 bars, don't you think it's nice to play a b5 - C natural - in the bass line, instead of Db? There's a C in the melody too.
Volume 1 of this educational jazz piano book contains 15 jazz piano exercises, tricks, and other interesting jazz piano techniques, voicings, grooves, and ideas Scot Ranney enjoys playing.
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