Learning Brazilian Guitar Forums Theory harmonic changes in bridge to Garota de Ipanema

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    • AvatarThomas Gore
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      At various times I have been trying to understand the harmonic movement of the bridge in this tune.
      Does anyone have an explanation ?

    • RenatoRenato
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      Could you please write the chord progression you are talking about?

    • AvatarThomas Gore
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      Yes I will do that soon

    • AvatarThomas Gore
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      The bridge (in the key that you show in your lesson… and do you have a comment on why so many people in U.S. play it in key of F ?)

      Ebmaj7 | Ebmaj7 | Ab7 | Ab7 |

      Ebmin7 | Ebmin9 | B7 | B7 |

      Em7 | Em9 | C7 | C7 |

      F#m7 | B7 | Em7 | A7 |

      I understand the last line, just a 3-6-2-5 in the key of D (F#m7 etc.)

      But how do you explain the harmonic movements in the first 3 lines ?

      The first line goes Eb to Ab I to IV (assuming new key of Eb) or could this be the key of Db

      Next Em7 i goes to bVI (C7) (assuming new key of Eminor)

      Do you think of this as temporary key change ? If so what keys ?

      Just curious what you will say

      I have such respect for Jobim’s abilities and creativity. It sounds wonderful, but what was he thinking, what was his structure ?

      Thank you
      Tom

    • AvatarThomas Gore
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      Left out one

      2nd line Ebmin to B7 (again i to bVI7)

      same movement as third line but different key ?

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