Austin Byrd

In this course, Austin will walk you step-by-step on how to play the classic bossa nova tune, Girl From Ipanema.

We’ll start with memorizing the lead sheet melody & chords. Then we’ll learn how to play the bossa groove and harmonize the melody. Next, we’ll practice various improv techniques along with scales we can use to solo over this song.

To finish the arrangement, we’ll learn an intro & outro, and then combine all of these techniques for a final arrangement.

Course Objectives
  • Memorize the lead sheet melody & chords
  • Master the bossa nova groove
  • Embellish the melody with harmony & fills
  • Learn an intro & outro
  • Discover various improv techniques & soloing scales
Learning Focus
  • Analysis
  • Lead Sheets
  • Songs
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Thorough and precise
Had a few difficulties. Was sort of a challenge
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