Third Basic Bossa Nova Phrase Syncopated

By syncopation of chord voice on beat 8 of second measure we get syncopated version of third basic phrase.


Example from below was taken from João Gilberto's version of Aos Pés Da Cruz by Marino Pinto and Zé da Zilda recorded on album Chega de Saudade from 1959.


This phrase was used by Gilberto in more traditional samba songs such as É Luxó So and Morena Boca do Ouro, but it appears occasionally in other songs as well.

Video Lesson: Aos Pés Da Cruz

This song begins with the second half of the phrase (13) which only becomes evident after the singing starts. This practice is sometimes used when the basic phrase is played in reverse.

There is a very short example of tempo rubato usage towards the end of the song that somewhat softens syncopation effect of the transition passage to Amaj7. Tempo rubato will be covered with more details in Advanced section.

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