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:: Breakfast with Tranquility, 9 A.M. ::

Bossa Nova does wonders for me.
I sit at my desk, indolent.
L.U.S.H. streams from near.
Comes a bossa nova tune,
Strangely familiar.

I'm feeling so good
I knew that I would
Been taking care of myself
Like I should
Cause not one thing
Can bring me down
Nothing in this world gonna turn me around...

I knew I knew that song.
I hummed along.
Now where have I heard this before?
The samba-inspired guitar strings along.

It's the lady from the block.

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samba and bossa nova are favourable music styles. i've longed to demonstrate begawan solo in bossa nova but doubt there will be any opportunity to do them. =)

Bossa nova is at its core a rhythm, and one based on the samba. Samba is in turn partially derived from European march music, and emphasis on the first beat carries through to bossa nova (to the degree that it is often notated in 2/4 time). When played on the guitar, the thumb plays the bass notes on 1 and 3, while the fingers pluck the chords in unison on 1 and 2, delayed on 3. Overall, the rhythm has a swaying rather than swinging (as in jazz) feel. As bossa nova composer Carlos Lyra describes it in his song "Influência do Jazz", the samba rhythm moves "side to side" while jazz moves "front to back".

Here is an example of a basic bossa nova rhythm as would be played on a guitar, using a C6/9 chord.

Wikipedia is good.

-no scanner at work. cannot publish the grades 1- 8 of Electronic Organ here-

*massaging own's Ego*

eeeks... it's from -censored- the block.

It's Singaporean teenage girl Olivia covering lady in the block :) It's included in one of my covers compilation haha... i love this bossa nova version!

indolent?!?!! indolent?!?!?! take back your 1.75 then u know

i thot should be about 3 :O

I think they have that at breakfast with Ah Meng too!

So you prefer the lush 99.5 type of music? OK ... *scratch Britney / Christina / Madonna / Mariah off potential list of pressies*


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