Wave Piano Tutorial
In this lesson, we will create an arrangement for the tune “Wave” by Antonio Carlos Jobim.
This is a song that Jobim composed whilst in the United States. According to Jobim, the song was written as a ‘love letter’ to his hometown of Rio de Janiero. He was thinking of all of the things that he missed such as the beach, the waves, and the ocean.
The Changes Played By Jobim Himself
“Wave” was a huge hit and quickly became a jazz standard. Often, the changes that you find in the Real Book are not completely correct and in this lesson we will use the chords played by Jobim himself.
Like many of Jobim’s compositions, there are lots of minor 6th chords, and also many beautiful inside chromatic lines which we have explored in the other Jobim compositions.