Lobo Bobo Tutorial
In this lesson we’re going to look at another composition by Carlos Lyra called “Lobo Bobo”. Composed on the guitar, this tune is typical of the Bossa Nova tunes of the early 1960’s.
Many of the tunes we look at in this course are built on contrast between two sections, be it rhythmic, harmonic or melodic. In this tune the form is AABA in which all of the syncopation in the A sections is contrasted by the rhythmic simplicity of the bridge.
Lobo Bobo lead sheet File Type: pdf
Lobo Bobo Transcription File Type: pdf
Get a feel for the song by checking out the original recording by Carlos Lyra.
Check out the transcription pdf above and look at how Jovino accompanies himself while playing the melody.
The melody in the A sections of this tune is highly syncopated. Try using some of these rhythms as a basis for improvisation, steering away from more typical 8th notes.