Bossa Nova Bass Lines for Beginners

Get Started with Bossa Nova Bass Lines

In this lesson I teach some essential Bossa Nova bass line patterns. Playing this style requires focus to lock in with the drums and create a groove. Check out my tips to help you play with rhythmic confidence and compelling note choices! 

In the lesson I demonstrate using the chord sequence to 'The Girl from Ipanema', You can download the chord chart here.

Here's the original recording for reference. Note the simplicity of the bass pattern. 


What are your favourite Bossa Nova bass lines? Please leave a comment below to let us know. 


The backing track for this lesson is included in the YouTube Lessons Guide.

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YouTube Lessons Guide

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