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Garota de Ipanema (The Girl From Ipanema) – Bossa Nova Guitar Lesson #13: Musical Articulation

November 1, 2019

CORRECTION: fret number should be 4. If you block YouTube ads please donate some small amount to


  • Reply Ian HFS September 5, 2017 at 5:40 am

    THIS is exactly I was looking for. Perfect tutorial.

  • Reply pnojazz September 27, 2017 at 1:42 am

    Gotta love these Bossa Nova grooves on these classics you're sharing. Is there a plan for Aguas de Marco? Thanks!

  • Reply Yunsung cho November 8, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    2:04 the fret number should be 5

  • Reply pipsonja November 22, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Thanks a lot man, it's probably pretty correct. Seems so far. Greetings from Croatia. Hvala!
    p.s. Ak mogu portugalci, mogu i ja.

  • Reply Lokinhas December 2, 2017 at 1:11 am

    Pelo menos os gringos gosta da nossa cultura, brasileiro e foda

  • Reply Gama Henri January 29, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    First guitar lesson who’s not boring

  • Reply Cristian Vega February 26, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    at 2:04 is not 4th fret, its 5th, good job man!!

  • Reply myyootube2 March 23, 2018 at 3:12 am

    Great Lesson. Thank you. Chord at 2:35 listed as a G#13-9 is definitely not a minor 9 or b9 chord because it contains a raised 9. Apparently this common chord is the subject of some consternation. You could call it a G#13+9 except that If you put the third (C) in it in this context it sounds terrible whereas if you put a D in it completing a G# diminished 7th chord it sounds fine. I consider it a G# diminished chord with an added b13 or #5.

  • Reply manolito onsoundcloud April 1, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    please i would love to learn this song : João Gilberto – Amor Certinho

  • Reply bossanovaguitar April 4, 2018 at 1:39 pm

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  • Reply Assunto De Guitarista April 9, 2018 at 3:02 am

    Which model is this guitar?

  • Reply MattWhatsGoinOn April 14, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    How, with such complex chords/voicings, can there be several differing versions that ‘sound correct?’ And how can you tell just by ear what’s ‘right?’ For example, a number of other videos here start with a maj7 chord (Fmaj7 if in the key of F). Is there an actual, written score of the original, or did you have to work it all out on your own? In any case, you did a wonderful job. Thank you.

  • Reply PX42 #Contente April 21, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Gringada se amarra na cultura brasileira

  • Reply Гитарное Дело April 24, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Please correct diagram Bb7/-5 at 2.04. E on 5-th fret instead of 4-th. Thanks!

  • Reply Jim Griffin April 24, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Love it.. finally after years of wanting to learn properly, here you are…many blessings!

  • Reply Jane Willow May 6, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Can you add where you play with the thumb on the sheet?

  • Reply Francesco Martino May 26, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Very very good

  • Reply MattyBoy1964 May 27, 2018 at 9:37 am

    Hi…thanks for a absolutely fabulous channel…I love it! I play this song a lot BUT I have never seen chord changes like this for this song. I have been working from Almir Chediak's Tom Jobim Songbooks (of which there are 3) which I thought contained the original changes. Where do your changes come from please… I am going to try them even though I'll probably transpose…much appreciated!

  • Reply Simon Patterson May 27, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Subscribed just because of this. Fantastic!

  • Reply Victor Formosa May 28, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    A timeless classic and so lovely to play, many thanks.

  • Reply fulano June 3, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Hey! I'm brazilian and very proud of seeing our music being teached with that amount of quality!

  • Reply Asa Dasi June 21, 2018 at 8:17 am

    So easy to understand! THANK YOU! I love it! Great Job!!!

  • Reply Rohit Aradhya June 26, 2018 at 4:13 am

    Thank you very much! A violin lead of this song can be backed by these chords right?

  • Reply abraao silva June 27, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    uma excelente aula de qualidade muito orbigado por disponibilizar suas aulas no youtube abraços

  • Reply Endless Bummer July 2, 2018 at 6:59 am

    first of all i love your content just what i was looking for .. i just started out playing some bossa nova u think thats a good song to start of ?? thank you 🙂

  • Reply sari beira July 7, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Tem cifra?

  • Reply edijef July 8, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    thanks m8 !!! pretty clear the lesson !!!

  • Reply EMILIANO VALADEZ July 11, 2018 at 5:35 am

    Please, i need "brigas nunca mais" thanks bro

  • Reply pat vanpot July 13, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Hi there, that is very nice work. I wonder, how did you record this piece ? Mic, settings, interface…Any amplifier or effects involved. Thanks, very grateful. Patrick

  • Reply Al piccolino July 19, 2018 at 5:24 am

    No tengo guitarra, pero esmuy bonita la canción y la guitarra

  • Reply Juan C. Arias J. July 22, 2018 at 4:14 am

    Annotation error in Bb7/-5 chord (5th should be indicated instead of the 4th fret). This Is my favourite version. Thanks for contributing with this excellent tutorial.

  • Reply Абзал Амангелдиев July 22, 2018 at 11:27 am


  • Reply Mizefi August 13, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    The best lesson ever

  • Reply Felipe Edu August 16, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    That is a rude thumbnail >:(

  • Reply Ludwig Schultzy August 17, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    I'm a brazilian musician and I think there's a lot of staccato. Some rythm notes should sound longer. Maybe it will help some hours listening carefully João Gilberto, Baden Powell and others brazilian guitarists. Thank you.

  • Reply Putchimint input August 20, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Great! makes me sing along

  • Reply Elizeu Barbosa August 20, 2018 at 3:20 pm


  • Reply Good uncle August 22, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Просто зашибись

  • Reply Artesmarurtes Artes August 23, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Excelente didatica 👏👏👏

  • Reply Alecto Mediccis August 29, 2018 at 2:54 am

    I do not like it. Sorry.

  • Reply Злата Злата September 9, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Thank you very much, it's great!

  • Reply Annoynymouse September 17, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Is the Bbm6 (the second chord) an alternative to Eb7? In every lead sheet I have read, the second chord is always a II7, but here you are using a VIm6 chord and it sounds awesome!

  • Reply Rob C September 18, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    Accurate and easy thank you

  • Reply Free Ekanayaka October 21, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Thanks for the great video! Shouldn't the second chord by a major Bb instead of a minor one? All the sites I've seen report the second chord as major, and also if sing along, the melody sounds better with a major chord.

  • Reply tita adorno October 24, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Thank you sir!! I have learned how to play this because of you!! Now I play ALL the time lol!!! Muito obrigado!!! 😀

  • Reply the great lurk November 14, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    very different to the version in my Tom Jobim guitar book.. which one is correct.. original ? version starts on FM7

  • Reply Ruben Wahab November 26, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Most lessons on YouTube are flashy but don't have much substance. I tend to like the more no-nonsense lessons like the ones you're uploading. Thank you very much for learning me how to play bossa!

  • Reply Diego Rossi December 31, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    This video is just a fucking big mistake

  • Reply Jesse Enriquez January 8, 2019 at 3:56 am

    Thank you !! This was a very nice Lesson!!

  • Reply rowen January 10, 2019 at 2:09 am

    Did your tune your guitar different for this song?

  • Reply Julian Reyes February 4, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Some chord names aren't correct (Example: ¿Db6/9 / G#?
    C#6/9 / G# or Db6/9 / Ab), besides the lesson was very good.

  • Reply Mer Universe February 19, 2019 at 6:05 am

    Thousands times THANKS…!!! Great lesson..!!,

  • Reply TrippyOwl February 24, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    What does the blue and orange colour mean on the notes?

  • Reply Brian Lee Bauer March 3, 2019 at 12:50 am

    Best YouTube lesson for this song. Not even close, folks.

  • Reply Jack March 3, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Maybe next year…

  • Reply mathis reichel March 7, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    second 2:35 ist not "3rd fret", rather "4th fret"

  • Reply Alex Sara March 14, 2019 at 6:22 am

    Buenísimo! Me sirvió mucho!

  • Reply Jewn Ersey March 23, 2019 at 12:47 am

    1:00 for those wanting to play along 🙂

  • Reply Lucas Fialho March 25, 2019 at 10:38 pm


  • Reply Felipe Albuquerque April 5, 2019 at 2:08 am

    I'm starting to think that you are Tom Jobim with a costume. Muito bom!

  • Reply BluesClueless April 5, 2019 at 5:53 am

    It sounds exactly like in the song. Lovely.

  • Reply Englehard Dinglefester April 7, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Each time that she goes for a swim
    She ogles the hunks and not him

  • Reply Vinka and Raul Bidart April 14, 2019 at 3:51 am

    From Australia, thanksssss very much, all this years we will playing wrong!

  • Reply NAVI Gênesis April 18, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    VERY GOOD!!!!

  • Reply 이연무늬 April 30, 2019 at 1:31 am

    thanx a mill! Ive just started to learn guitar and I swear THis one's gonna be my second song to play ever in my life.

  • Reply RevolucionNr9 May 13, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    Your rhythmic notation is not accurate …………. You play Bass (with thumb) and Chords (with i–m-a) …………… There is one rhythm for the bass and a different rhythm (and duration or rests) for the chords….. Unfortunately you mix this in one notation, which is musically wrong and doesn't show the beauty and subtlety of latin rhythms …. this inaccuracy should not happen in something you call "lesson"

  • Reply Antonio Rainho May 13, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Hello, I would love if you check my Channel where I play some of the best Brazilians songs like samba And Bossa nova. Thank you so much. Tpday i uploaded the girl from Ipanema vídeo

  • Reply TerrorPlayero May 29, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Sec 2:03 the chord chart at right bottom is wrong, the fret is the 5th not 4

  • Reply Matt Smedley June 7, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    direct link to the tab –

  • Reply chrisw June 28, 2019 at 1:21 am

    to the point. 5.8 th K. thumbs up here. ……

  • Reply Guillermo Pokoracky June 30, 2019 at 12:29 am

    Hermosa garota de Ipanema…..👏👏👏👏👏🎶

  • Reply ATOMOrx July 11, 2019 at 12:37 am


  • Reply John Cu July 12, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    This is really good for rhythmic training.

  • Reply blackhawk606 July 14, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Thanks this is great and exact!

  • Reply Joe Palooka July 16, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    A really great video. The box with the rhythmic articulations is excellent! Never seen anyone do this before and it's brilliant.

  • Reply Cpt. Zombitron July 20, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    I appreciate that you aren't talking down to us and going super slow through a note to note explanation….

  • Reply Pho Lip July 24, 2019 at 9:18 am

    This is how tutorial ahould be done, to the point, muchos gracias

  • Reply mariano souza silva netto July 24, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Muito bom

  • Reply Juan Manuel Parada Contreras July 24, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Toda una bella interpretaciòn instrumental de esta famosa melodìa brasileña.

  • Reply Ronaldo C Reis August 1, 2019 at 4:04 am

    Tô aprendendo muito.
    A divisão correta das células.
    Muito bom.

  • Reply Yvgen Troshchiy August 1, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    It's awesome, thank you a lot. Is it there possible to download these tabs?

  • Reply Brett Bryant August 8, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    I was 9 or 10 years old when the U.S. was first introduced to Mr. Jobim’s ground breaking Girl from Ipanema. I fell hard for the rhythms and the gentle, languid melodies that came with the several Bossa Nova tunes that followed. Through the decades, I learned to appreciate other Latin styles of music, as well. The singular difference for me with Bossa Nova is the ability to play the music and achieve total success with just a guitar. As of today, I finally have been introduced to this channel. Thank you for the excellent instruction you’ve provided here!

  • Reply Aienbalos Aienbalos August 10, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    very clear and informative 🙂

  • Reply Arif_Kw August 11, 2019 at 5:08 am

    nitip bang

    Tall and tan and young and lovely, the girl from Ipanema goes walking
    And when she passes, each one she passes goes – ah
    When she walks, she's like a samba that swings so cool and sways so gentle
    That when she passes, each one she passes goes – ooh
    (Ooh) But I watch her so sadly, how can I tell her I love her
    Yes I would give my heart gladly,
    But each day, when she walks to the sea
    She looks straight ahead, not at me
    Tall, and tan, and young, and lovely, the girl from Ipanema goes walking
    And when she passes, I smile – but she doesn't see (doesn't see)
    (She just doesn't see, she never sees me, …)

    Tall and tan and young and lovely, the girl from Ipanema goes walking
    And when she passes, each one she passes goes – ah
    When she walks, she's like a samba that swings so cool and sways so gentle
    That when she passes, each one she passes goes – ooh
    (Ooh) But I watch her so sadly, how can I tell her I love her

    Yes I would give my heart gladly,
    But each day, when she walks to the sea
    She looks straight ahead, not at me
    Tall, and tan, and young, and lovely, the girl from Ipanema goes walking
    And when she passes, I smile – but she doesn't see (doesn't see)
    (She just doesn't see, she never sees me, …)

  • Reply Emil Ram August 16, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    too many 5ths in your bassline.

  • Reply rorschach 1446 August 21, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    amazing. I won't be bloking ads from now on. also i will donate towards your craft. amazing tutorial !

  • Reply MARIN August 21, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Very precise step to step guitar phrasing and for the first time I discover the true original chords of this immortal song (I think) . I prefer this version than the one on the "Songbook". Suscribed. Muito obrigado.

  • Reply João Mané August 24, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Hi. As a Brazillian i would like to say that it's wonderful to know that there are people who love our contry's music.

  • Reply Ken Truitt August 25, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    not showing the note ties?

  • Reply Guillermo Perona Guerrero August 28, 2019 at 11:24 am

    excelent lesson, congratulations

  • Reply kidfromda st September 5, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Gracias por todo…puedes hacer um abraço no bonfa?

  • Reply Jaime L September 9, 2019 at 2:29 am

    Thank you but at the beginning you didn't include the guitar chords. Until one minute later.
    Thanks anyways.
    I recomend using a big screen to study this.

  • Reply Genaro Olivieri September 11, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Partitura de guitarra + TAB:

  • Reply De Tudo um Pouco Pierre Gleison September 22, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Ver as notas assim é outro nivel , like

  • Reply Brian McKerrow September 26, 2019 at 9:08 pm


  • Reply Jaeger Trammell September 26, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Great video, such a perfect format for guitar instruction as well. Thank you very much

  • Reply Matias aguero October 2, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    El primer acorde creo que de un Ab mas que de G# que suenan igual. Peor no es esta en el tono de A este estudio?

  • Reply Gabriel Motta October 6, 2019 at 2:56 am

    Please check my version, see if you like it

  • Reply Döla Freundlich October 19, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Fucking amazing. Can not believe this is free.

  • Reply Katsu Y. October 30, 2019 at 2:06 pm


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