In this lesson, we’ll look at the first half of Desafinado by Antonio Carlos Jobim (full version available for LGM Members below).

The Bossa Nova pattern will be as follows with the bass note on beats 1 and 3.

We start with F maj7 with the bass note on the 6th string, this is over the two bar bossa nova pattern. The next chord G7b9 also goes over the two bar pattern. G7b5 has the notes G B Db F with the 5th note D flattened. The next two chords are played one bar each so the bossa nova pattern is split in two. G m7 to C7b9. With C7b9 think of a C7 shape and move the top C up one fret to Db.


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