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October 27, 2004

A Bossa Nova Chord Pattern



Here's a chord pattern for bossa nova accompaniment.

Make sure everything is played legato so the chords don't sound 'broken'.

The chord is a Dm9, but you can use any chord you like. The bass is the same for every chord (1 going to 5) except for half diminished chords and diminished chords. Those chords have a b5, so play the b5 in the bass instead of the 5.

A good song to practice this pattern is 'Blue Bossa'.

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