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Bossa Nova Pop Piano Cover Lesson

This piano cover lesson is a follow up to my lesson and cover on Marry You by Bruno Mars, which you can find with videos and an article

However, this time I am using a different Bossa Nova piano pattern.

The Piano Left-Righ Hand Combination

Still maintaining the dotted quarter note-eighth note pattern in the bass. The combination of the LH and RH supports the Son Clave pattern of 3+3+2 eighth notes in the first bar. The combination of the LH bass and RH chords in the riff bars that I use form a Bossa Nova with RH playing on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th and 8th eight notes in the first bar. In the second bar, the RH plays on the 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th and 8th eighth notes (quavers). This creates a very syncopated pattern.

Latin Piano Patterns to Enhance Coordination

This is a superb coordination exercise for more advanced pianists. I also used a re-harmonisation of the original to allow for the Latin style.

Pop Piano Cover Version


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