The Girl From Ipanema (Garota de Ipanema)

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The Girl From Ipanema
(Garota de Ipanema)

Here are the changes I use to play the 1963 Antonio Carlos Jobim's (pictured above) Bossa Nova song The Girl From Ipanema. The repeated eight-bar A section is a great "I-II7-IIm7-V7" jazz progression displacement substitution. I play the tune in a moderate 4/4 Bossa Nova tempo in the key of Db. My chord fingerings in standard (EADGBE) tuning are as follows: Db(6/9)Ab = 4x334x; Eb9/Bb = 6x566x; Ebm9/Bb = 6x466x; Ab7#5 = 4x455x; D9/A = 5x455x; Dmaj7 = x54222; G13 = 3x3455; Dm9/A = 5x355x; Bb13 = 6x6788; Ebm9/Bb = 6x466x; B13 = 7x7899; Fm7/C = 8x689x; Bb7b5 = 6x675x; Ebm7/Bb = 6x467x; and Ab7b5 = 4x453x.

Intro

Db(6/9)/Ab / / / / / / /

A section

Db(6/9)/Ab / / / / / / / Eb9/Bb / / / / / / /
Ebm9/Bb / / / Ab7#5 / / / Db(6/9)/Ab / / / D9/A / / /
Db(6/9)/Ab / / / / / / / Eb9/Bb / / / / / / /
Ebm9/Bb / / / Ab7#5 / / / Db(6/9)/Ab / / / / / / /

B section

Dmaj7 / / / / / / / G13 / / / / / / /
Dm9/A / / / / / / / Bb13 / / / / / / /
Ebm9/Bb / / / / / / / B13 / / / / / / /
Fm7/C / / / Bb7b5 / / / Ebm7/Bb / / / Ab7b5 / / /

C section

Db(6/9)/Ab / / / / / / / Eb9/Bb / / / / / / /
Ebm9/Bb / / / Ab7#5 / / / Db(6/9)/Ab / / / D9/A / / /
Db(6/9)/Ab / / / / / / / Eb9/Bb / / / / / / /
Ebm9/Bb / / / Ab7#5 / / / Db(6/9)/Ab / / / D9/A / / /

Ending (repeat & fade)

Db(6/9)/Ab / / / D9/A / / / Db(6/9)/Ab / / / D9/A / / /


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