Você e Eu Tutorial
In this lesson we will look at a tune by one of the exponents of the Bossa Nova movement – Carlos Lyra – called "Você e Eu". The tune is harmonically very rich and includes an introduction which, in a way, creates a representation of the samba by having a strong hit on beat 2 of a 2/4 bar.
The melody itself is very chromatic but makes harmonic sense, even when played without the chords.
Você e Eu lead sheet File Type: pdf
Você e Eu Transcription File Type: pdf
Check out some recordings of street samba and see how the big hit on beat 2 in the interlude relates to the role of the bass drum or surdo drum.
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.
- Try taking some of the chromatic ideas in the melody and using those as a basis for improvisation.