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Jazz Bass Lessons: Play Along: Slower Bossa Nova

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This next play along
is a slower bossa nova feeling.
Now the real bossa nova has
a lot to do with half notes.
It's not so much a rhythm,
sometimes you hear people
when they play Brazilian music,
they accent, they go.
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And they play what
is known as a dotted quarter and
an eighth note kinda groove.
I had some great teachers in the Brazilian
music area of life one was Ayer Tomorara,
the famous percussionist and
there were many others.
And I learned that when I listen
to the great bassa nova records,
the bass players often played kind
of a lilting half note to feel,
it's almost like their playing in two.
Its just like one, two, one,
two and the the other instruments,
the drums and the percussion
really carried the groove more.
So I want you to think about that,
it's kind of more like a half note groove.
And occasionally, a little dotted quarter
note with an eighth note kinda groove.
And again, in the music reading section,
we'll talk all about what a dotted
quarter, and an eighth note is.
For now,
I want you to do this stuff by ear.
I want you to learn rhythms by ear and
I want you to learn many things by ear.
Okay.
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