The Girl From Ipanema Arrangement

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The Girl From Ipanema Arrangement
by Earles L. McCaul

Here's my arrangement of The Girl From Ipanema, it's in key of F. The A-chorus chords are nothing fancy, pretty much just as published, but with different fingerings.

The chord fingerings used permit the melody notes to be easily played 'out of' the chords, typically on strings 1 or 2, using minimum of finger movement. The B-chorus with pedal and rundown chords is typically played argpeggiated.

* denotes chord with rundown notes used to mimic the 'ghost accent' piano notes during the bridge.

A-Chorus:

FMaj9, G7, Gm7, Gb7

FMaj7, Gb7

FMaj9, G7, Gm7, Gb7

FMaj7, Gb7

Bridge:

GbMaj7, Cb9, Cb7, Cb9* [GbMaj7 substituted for Ebm9]

AMaj7, D9, D7, D9* [Amaj7 substituted for F#m9]

BbMaj7, Eb9, Eb7, Eb9* [* = descending notes string 1]

Am7, D7-9

Gm7, C7-9

B-Chorus:

FMaj9, Bb13, Gm7, Gb9 [Bb6 substitute for G9]

F6(9), Gb6(9)

FMaj9, G13, Gm9, Gb9

FMaj9, Gb6(9)

Ending: (fade out)

FMaj7, Gb7, FMaj7, Gb7

FMaj7, Gb7, Gb6(9), F6(9)

Chord fingerings & progression:

A-Chorus: (melody)

FMaj9 = xx3213
G7 = 320003
Gm7 = 35336x
Gb7 = 24235x
FMaj7 = xx3210
Gb7 = xx4320

A-Chorus: (rhythm)

FMaj9 = xx3213
G13 = 3x3453
Gm9 = x53335
Gb7+11 = 2x2310
FMaj7 = xx3210
Gb9 = x1212x

Bridge:

GbMa7 = xx4321 [substitute for Ebm9]
B9 = x21222
B7 = x2424x
B9* = x24224,3,2 [descending notes on string 1]

Amaj7 = xx7654 [substitute for F#m9]
D9 = x54555
D7 = x5757x
D9* = x57557,6,5 [descending notes on string 1]

BbMaj7 = xx8765 [substitute for Gm9]
Eb9 = x65666
Eb7 = x6868x
Eb9* = x68668,7,6 [descending notes on string 1]

Am7 = 575555
D7-9 = x54544
Gm7 = 353333
C7-9 = x32322
--or--
Am7+9 = xxA9A8
D7-9-5 = x8889x
Gm7+9 = xx8786
C7-9-5 = x6667x

B-Chorus: (melody, pedal/descending)

FMaj9 = x8758x [pedal-note string 2 fret 8]
Bb13 = 68678x "
Gm7 = x9797x
Gb7 = x8786x
F6(9) = x8758x
Gb6(9) = x9869x

B-Chorus: (rhythm, descending)

FMaj9 = x8798x
G13 = x8998x
Gm9 = xA8AAx
Gb9 = x9899x
F6(9) = x8778x
Gb6(9) = x9889x

Ending:

FMaj7 = xx3210
Gb7 = xx4320
FMaj7 = xx3210
Gb7 = xx4320
FMaj7 = xx3210
Gb6(9) = 2x1122
F6(9) = 1x0011


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