How’s it going, guys? This is
John McClennan and I’m here with
guitarcontrol.com, bringing you this
video lesson. What I want to show you
today is just a basic samba
pattern for guitar.
I’m thinking of this in two beats
per measure, just one, two; one, two.
And the chord that I’m going to use in
the example and that’s in the tab that
you can get when you click the link below,
you’ve got the 3rd fret, 2nd fret, 4th fret,
3rd fret. And I’m going to start with
fingers 1, 2, 3 or I, M, A if you’re
thinking classically, on the 4th string,
3rd string and 2nd string. That’s going to
come in on the last 16th note, one-e-and-a,
two-e-and — a. So we’re starting on the
a — one-e-and-a, two-e-and-a. And then my
thumb is going to play the downbeat and then
I’m going to play the and — one-and — with
the upper part of the chord.
And then what I like to do is drop the bass
so I get this one, two; one, two; one, two,
from the root to the V, to the root to the V
of a C major 9 chord. So and-e-and-a, two-e-and-a.
So after I play one-and, then this plays two-e-and-a.
That’s the basic pattern. There’s lots of variations,
but you can try that on different chords.
Beautiful, beautiful music.
Click the link for the tab and listen to some
Jobim and we’ll see you in the next lesson.