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Água de Beber (Water to Drink) – Bossa Nova Guitar Lesson #17: Advanced Phrase 3233

November 1, 2019

Rhythmic phrase 3233 played at half speed. Bass notes are played with staccato, as well as all dotted 8th notes, while all 16th notes are played with legato. Chords and bass are played together on main beats, except on beat 5. Bass and chords are muted with right hand fingertips. Rhythmic phrase 3233 played in normal tempo. The opening phrase differs in one beat only. Now the phrase featured in this lesson. Cmaj7/-5 will be fretted by fingers 1,2 and 3 first, then adding little finger a bit later. The same chord progression as before. The lyrics start here. The syncopation in basic phrase is selected such that it complements the melody. The familiar 444x phrase often used in bridges. Here Jobim played Db7 and F#7. Jobim played E and Em7. Same chord change to Cmaj7/-5 as before. Same chord progression as in the opening. Right hand’s little finger is used in the last chord. If you block YouTube ads please donate some small amount to


  • Reply Ian Lim June 3, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Best guitar lessons on the Internet!

  • Reply MisterBassBoost June 3, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Goob job! 🙂 Keep it up!

  • Reply Gustavo Núñez June 3, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Thank you so so much, your lessons are a jewel! A truly jewel of bossas. Me and my friends enjoys your lessons like no one else. Keep doing this please!

  • Reply Tomi V June 4, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Congratulations, you're a real Master and your thorough anylyses are something special and on higher level of playing. It's good to have you back after few months…

  • Reply Felipe Castañeda June 5, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Is there any method for singing and playing this rhythms at the same time? They are really confusing

  • Reply Trystan H June 9, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Absolute legend, great lessons.

  • Reply Thomas Johnson June 12, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    I am working my way through your lessons and I am impressed so far! Will you be posting Meditacao by Antonio Jobim soon? Regardless, thank you for your videos!

  • Reply the great Agnes Baltsa June 17, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    thankq for your great lessons. Learning bossa nova guitar with all of your lessons is on my list! But now im just trying to practice same songs whenever I can afford to.
    Oh could u plz give us a lesson for the legendary song 'Sabiá'? the melody and the lyrics of this song are definitely something.

  • Reply milnersXcoupe July 4, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Dad had Bossa playing thru the Home , 1962-4 .. I was 10 .. Thank You for Great Instruction where I can see what I'm listening to .

  • Reply Matthew Zaragoza July 4, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Hey can you please show to do play "doralice" the João Gilberto one

  • Reply Eliusalmo1 July 8, 2017 at 2:37 am


  • Reply 豊嶋悠太 July 30, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    What is the key of this song?

  • Reply Michael Seiler August 5, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Just bought a nylon guitar to play this music how its supposed to be 🙂

  • Reply Leksono Nanto P August 9, 2017 at 10:52 am

    thanks for the lessons! 🙂

  • Reply Jacuzzi September 4, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    floating hand!!!!

  • Reply Carlos Pereira September 7, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Thank you so much! This is amazing. I'd love to learn Trenzinho, it is one of João Gilberto's underrated songs…

  • Reply Victor Formosa November 17, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    Great lessons, put together so well, what make of strings do you use on your yari guitar, many thanks.

  • Reply Guray Binay November 19, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Doralice , O Pato Por favor

  • Reply manolito onsoundcloud December 3, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Please do the chords of 'Doralice' (gilberto), i like that song soo much.
    Your tuts are the best and i learnt so much!!!

  • Reply Wesley Walker December 8, 2017 at 12:59 am

    I really love your lessons. I started by trying to learn Insensitive. What i discovered through my attempts is that it is really important to have the samba pattern down.

  • Reply Rafael Domingos December 13, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Only as a suggestion, look for the Bossa Nova Song Book written by Almir Shediak, it will be useful to bypass the transcription step, so you will save time to create the lessons here, great job and keep going!

  • Reply Santiago Sarmiento February 7, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Que tensión de cuerdas recomienda pata la guitarra de bossa

  • Reply bossanovaguitar April 4, 2018 at 1:34 pm

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  • Reply Casey Phillips June 20, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Wow, very different than how I learned it. Yours sounds much better! Is that exactly how Tom played it?

  • Reply Leo Velez September 9, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Exceletes videos

  • Reply Biehler November 27, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Pure gold! Thank you so much. Best lessons on youtube by far

  • Reply rohollah makouei December 31, 2018 at 8:23 am

    Thank you for your awesome tutorials,god bless you best wishes

  • Reply David D January 25, 2019 at 5:26 am

    thanks! amazing lesson video and well played

  • Reply Nicolas Aguilar March 11, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Amazing ! Eu gosto muito a version de Astrud Gilberto

  • Reply Martin Liu May 12, 2019 at 4:20 am


  • Reply Seelenbad July 12, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Musical Treasure

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