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The Girl From Ipanema Tab

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Contributor
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             The Girl from Ipanema- Antonio Carlos Jobim
Performed by Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto, and Astrud Gilberto
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: pdspicer


Tuning: Standard

Intro (4 bars)
  C# maj7(9add13)
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|4---4-----4-----|4---4-----4-----|4---4-----4-----|4---4-----4-----|
G|3---3-----3-----|3---3-----3-----|3---3-----3-----|3---3-----3-----|
D|3---3-----3-----|3---3-----3-----|3---3-----3-----|3---3-----3-----|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|4-------4-------|4-------4-------|4-------4-------|4-------4-------|
 
Melody (repeat to here)
  C# maj7(9add13)                   Eb7(9)
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|4---4-----4-----|4---4-----4-----|6---6-----6-----|6---6-----6-----|
G|3---3-----3-----|3---3-----3-----|6---6-----6-----|6---6-----6-----|
D|3---3-----3-----|3---3-----3-----|5---5-----5-----|5---5-----5-----|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|4-------4-------|4-------4-------|6-------6-------|6-------6-------|

  Eb min7(9)       G#13             C# maj7(9add13)  D maj7(9add13)
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|6---6-----6-----|6---6-----6-----|4---4-----4-----|--5---5---5-----|
G|6---6-----6-----|5---5-----5-----|3---3-----3-----|--4---4---4-----|
D|4---4-----4-----|4---4-----4-----|3---3-----3-----|--4---4---4-----|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|6-------6-------|4-------4-------|4-------4-------|5---------------|

  C# maj7(9add13)                   Eb7(9)
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|4---4-----4-----|4---4-----4-----|6---6-----6-----|6---6-----6-----|
G|3---3-----3-----|3---3-----3-----|6---6-----6-----|6---6-----6-----|
D|3---3-----3-----|3---3-----3-----|5---5-----5-----|5---5-----5-----|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|4-------4-------|4-------4-------|6-------6-------|6-------6-------|

  Eb min7(9)          G#13                  C# maj7(9add13)  
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|6---6-----6-----|6---6-----6-----|4---4-----4-----|4---4-----4-----|
G|6---6-----6-----|6---6-----6-----|3---3-----3-----|3---3-----3-----|
D|4---4-----4-----|4---4-----4-----|3---3-----3-----|3---3-----3-----|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|6-------6-------|6-------6-------|4-------4-------|4-------4-------|

  D maj7                            G7/D
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|7---7-----7-----|7---7-----7-----|6---6-----6-----|6---6-----6-----|
G|6---6-----6-----|6---6-----6-----|4---4-----4-----|4---4-----4-----|
D|7---7-----7-----|7---7-----7-----|5---5-----5-----|5---5-----5-----|
A|5-------5-------|5-------5-------|5-------5-------|5-------5-------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

  D min7                            Bb9
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|6---6-----6-----|6---6-----6-----|6---6-----6-----|6---6-----6-----|
G|5---5-----5-----|5---5-----5-----|5---5-----5-----|5---5-----5-----|
D|7---7-----7-----|7---7-----7-----|6---6-----6-----|6---6-----6-----|
A|5-------5-------|5-------5-------|5-------5-------|5-------5-------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

  Eb min7(9)          B7
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|6---6-----6-----|6---6-----6-----|7---7-----7-----|7---7-----7-----|
G|6---6-----6-----|6---6-----6-----|8---8-----8-----|8---8-----8-----|
D|4---4-----4-----|4---4-----4-----|7---7-----7-----|7---7-----7-----|
A|6-------6-------|6-------6-------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|7-------7-------|7-------7-------|

  F min7                  Bb7(#11)         Eb min7          G#7(#11)
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|9---9-----9-----|5---5-----5-----|7---7-----7-----|3---3-----3-----|
G|8---8-----8-----|7---7-----7-----|6---6-----6-----|5---5-----5-----|
D|10--10----10----|6---6-----6-----|8---8-----8-----|4---4-----4-----|
A|8-------8-------|----------------|6-------6-------|----------------|
E|----------------|6-------6-------|----------------|4-------4-------|


When Joao Gilberto comes back into the verse, the melody figure changes
to this pattern for parts of the song: (you really need to listen to get
all the figures right, but hey its jazz, you can do what you want)

  C# maj7(9add13)                   Eb7(9)
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|4---4---4-4---4-|4-4---4---4-----|6---6---6-6---6-|6-6---6---6-----|
G|3---3---3-3---3-|3-3---3---3-----|6---6---6-6---6-|6-6---5---6-----|
D|3---3---3-3---3-|3-3---3---3-----|5---5---5-5---5-|5-5---5---5-----|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|4-------4-------|4-------4-------|6-------6-------|6-------6-------|

  Eb min7(9)       G#13             C# maj7(9add13)
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|6---6---6-6---6-|6-6---6---6-----|4---4---4-4---4-|4-4---4---4-----|
G|6---6---6-6---6-|5-5---5---5-----|3---3---3-3---4-|3-3---3---3-----|
D|4---4---4-4---4-|4-4---4---4-----|3---3---3-3---3-|3-3---3---3-----|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|6-------6-------|4-------4-------|4-------4-------|4-------4-------|

repeat to the beginning of the melody from here. The chords run the same
throughout the song, the picking style is the only variation.

The ending of the song uses a different pattern as well, and is just the
C#maj7 (9add13)  alternating with the Eb7(9), and on the very last one,
a Dmaj7(9add13).

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smallweed wrote on May 3 2012, 12:38 pm

Thanks for this PD Spicer. It's been an eye-opener working through these chords: a completely different way of playing the guitar that I hadn't come across before. I think it's amazing the way Gilberto highlights the jazz "colour" notes so that even with only 4 strings being sounded and often with fundamental notes missing the chord still works, e.g. the first C# chord doesn't even have C# in it yet I can definitely "hear" it! I've been looking recently at alternative tunings (Joni Mitchell, Rolling Stones, etc) but I think this bossanova style is far more interesting. Thanks again.

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smallweed wrote on May 3 2012, 12:41 pm

Just a small typo: the second G#13 is tabbed in the same way as the Eb min7(9) in the bar before it. Should be tabbed the same way as when G#13 is first played.

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pdspicer wrote on June 9 2012, 12:52 am

smallweed: thanks for your feedback, I've just submitted a revision with the correction you noted (hopefully it'll appear soon). Much appreciated, and glad to hear you've enjoyed this piece as much as I have.

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