Blue Bossa Tutorial Part 3
In Blue Bossa Part 1 we discussed a 5 step approach that you can use to familiarize yourself with the baseline, chords and melody of any Bossa Nova tune you would like to work on. We used the form and chord changes of Blue Bossa as an example.
Then in Blue Bossa Part 2 we began to create an arrangement for Blue Bossa. Firstly we talked about playing the though the form quite freely, and just hinting at Bossa rhythms in places to set the mood of the performance.
The second time through, we then added a much more obvious Bossa feel by utilizing the comping rhythms and some occasional Bossa Nova basslines.
We are going to continue to explore ways of playing the bossa nova style. Firstly we will step away from the melody and harmonise the tune as if we were accompanying a singer or an instrumentalist.
The final time through we will strip out most of the comping chords and focus on our left hand bass line. We will also ornament the melody, creating much more melodic interest and a nice climax towards the end of the tune.