Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

Aguas De Marco, Waters Of March is one of the most popular bossa nova tunes from the pen of Antonio Carlos Jobim, AKA Tom. Like most of his pieces it is full of unusual chord inversions that will prove challenging to any students who have not played much jazz. It really only has three main sequences of four measures each, but they are arranged in different orders and include a quite few variations.

This lesson goes over common (and uncommon) bossa nova right hand techniques and patterns, has very detailed looks at the chords and sections, and includes a complete play through that matches up with the recording by Elis Regina and Jobim.