Easy tutorial for beginners with some explanations, the tab, the lyrics and the chords to play the Bossa Nova The Girl From Ipanema by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes on guitar.
The Girl From Ipanema with chords
Each verse is played almost identically (only the end of the first verse is slightly different).
We will therefore only look at verse 1, end of verse 2 and 3 and bridge.
Verse 1 of the bossa nova
The first verse does not have so many chords. Besides, they are the same for all the verses.
Here are the positions you will have to know for this first verse :
When you master those chords, you can follow the next framework to play verse 1.
Remember that the chords are written above the lyrics so that you can play them at the right time. Therefore, it’s better to play while singing. Chords that are to the right of a phrase (not above a word) are played between the two phrases.
Second and third verse of the song
As I said before, the chords are the same as in the first verse, only the end is different : the last are not played, but it ends with the F7M.
Bridge of The Girl From Ipanema
The bridge is a bit more difficult. But you will see that there is a logic to it : it’s the same chords repeated but going up a half-tone.
You will have to know the new before you start to play the bridge :
When you master those, you can follow the next tab :
The Girl From Ipanema video with tab
You can play other Bossa Nova tabs like the standard Wave.
The Girl From Ipanema lyrics
The song The Girl From Ipanema, that was also sung by João Gilberto, Franck Sinatra or played by Stan Getz, is composed by three verses and a bridge.
The structure of the lyrics is simple :
Verse 1 – Verse 2 – Pont – Verse 3
Olha que coisa mais linda, mais cheia de graça
É ela, menina, que vem e que passa
Num doce balanço a caminho do mar
Moça do corpo dourado, do Sol de Ipanema
O seu balançado é mais que um poema
É a coisa mais linda que eu já vi passar
Ah, por que estou tão sozinho?
Ah, por que tudo é tão triste?
Ah, a beleza que existe
A beleza que não é só minha
Que também passa sozinha
Ah, se ela soubesse que quando ela passa
O mundo inteirinho se enche de graça
E fica mais lindo por causa do amor
If it’s complicated for you, you can try to play our easy guitar chords.
Bossa nova score for guitar
The following score is a “home-made” score that we created according to the above frameworks and explanations.
This score summarizes everything we just covered. You can download it for free to play the Bossa Nova The Girl From Ipanema by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes on guitar.