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Chord melody

A chord melody of Brazilian song originally titled "Manhã de Carnaval" has many other names too, "A Day in the Life of a Fool", "Carnival", "Theme from Black Orpheus", or simply "Black Orpheus." This arrangement uses more movement in the inner voices contrasting with the melody. A must know Bossa Nova standard can be played slowly or at a medium tempo. You can easily convert this chord melody to fingerstyle by emphasizing some of the lower bass notes. 38 minute video demonstrated close up, slowly by measure then rehearsed by section. Also includes PDF in tab and notation plus two Mp3 tracks. One runs through the chorus once with ending coda for practice and then there is a performance track with three choruses plus the coda.

Rich Severson