Katie Derham travels to Rio de Janeiro (where her father was born) to explore the story behind Brazil's most famous and enduring song. Written in 1962 by Antonio Carlos Jobim with lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes, with a later English translation by Norman Gimbel, The Girl from Ipanema defines the moment Brazil charmed the world stage with a laidback song about a haunting woman.
The distinctive sound of Brazilian bossa nova guitar has permeated the musical landscape for fifty years, influencing singers, instrumentalists and songwriters throughout the world. Based on a melding of jazz voicings and samba rhythms, this gently swinging fingerpicking-based style will bring new colors and rhythms to all your guitar accompaniments and solos. Aaron Gilmartin builds your bossa nova guitar technique step-by-step, providing chordal exercises, melodic passages and syncopated picking along with invaluable guitar advice and musical knowledge.
Future Loops is proud to present Total Bossa Nova, a magnificent sample pack that brings you the best of Bossa Nova music with over 2 GB of original loops. Bossa Nova is a music genre that originated in Brazil and gained worldwide popularity in the 60’s, through the music of genius composers such as Joao Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim. With roots in the Samba, Bossa Nova uses less percussive elements and is heavily influenced by jazz music. It is well known for its sweet, summery melodies and smooth tone.
Built on layers of samba rhythms, classical and jazz guitar and poetic lyricism, the sultry Bossa Nova sound was spawned in the beaches and bars of Rio, Brazil in the late 50s, and soon dominated the world's clubs and lounge rooms when anthems like "The Girl from Ipanema" became huge international hits.