Learn Basic Bossa Nova Comping Styles, with Piano Transcription of 7notemode on The Dolphin
7notemode did a wonderful youtube clip on this bossa nova tune, The Dolphin.
Here is the piano transcription of the head:
piano transcription of the dolphin by 7notemode (PDF)
The basic bossa nova pattern looks something like this
- Of course if you are playing solo piano, you would need to cover the bass part too.
- Notice the emphasis of the piano comping is on the 2nd downbeat, and 3rd upbeat of each bar.
7notemode started the song with this nice piano riff
Observe how it is based on the basic bossa nova pattern
Throughout the song, there were occasional comping on those two beats to keep the bossa groove going.
Enjoy and Have fun.. 😀
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