“Agua De Beber” Tutorial
In this lesson we will explore the tune “Agua De Beber” written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes. The tune has a bluesy character that is not often found in Jobim’s music.
“Agua De Beber” is translated into English as “drinking water”. This composition was born when Jobim and Vinicius were invited by the Brazilian president to visit Brasilia; the site where the new capital of Brazil was being built.
We will start this lesson by talking about the bluesy character of the introduction. We will then explore the harmony of the tune and discuss some approaches for improvisation using the minor blues scale.
This tune is a nice composition to explore tritone substitution and its effect on the harmony.
The interlude to the tune repeats a bluesy riff closely associated with the blues scale.
When improvising over this tune, you can utilise your bluesy licks and material.
Fantastic tutorial – thank you! I’ve never for some reason noticed that the melody is bluesy – so this opens up a whole new slant on it for me, and more possibilities 🙂Ask questions and get instant replies from our team of teachers. Get Started With PianoGroove Pro.