One Note Samba
One Note Samba is a famous Bossa Nova by Antonio Carlos Jobim.
The pattern requires you to keep the 1st string open for the first section, while the bass (played on beats 1 and 3) is moving down chromatically.
The chords are: Cm7 – C7 – Bm7 – Bflat 7 (flat 5)
Followed by: F#m7 – A7 – D – G9
and finish with;
Cm7 – C7 – Bm7 – Bflat 7 (flat 5) – A7
The right-hand pattern that the fingers are playing can be varied as desired but it’s a good idea to
start off by learning the one I have written down.
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