“Brigas Nunca Mais” Tutorial
In this lesson we will look at a composition by Antonio Carlos Jobim called “Brigas Nunca Mais” with lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes. It is not as well know as some of his other compositions, mainly because the lyrics were never translated into English, but it has many of Jobim’s melodic and harmonic trademarks on display.
Brigas Nunca Mais Transcription File Type: pdf
Brigas Nunca Mais lead sheet File Type: pdf
Get a feel for the tune by checking out recordings by Antonio Carlos Jobim with Elis Regina and João Gilberto.
The transcription pdf above should be a great help for learning how Jovino accompanies himself with a samba groove while playing the melody and improvising.
In his improvisation, Jovino accompanies himself with a lot of rootless voicings in the left hand. Despite this, he still manages to keep the feel of a samba going throughout. See if you can emulate these voicings and the rhythmic feel in your own improvisation.