Learning Brazilian Guitar › Forums › Theory › harmonic changes in bridge to Garota de Ipanema
At various times I have been trying to understand the harmonic movement of the bridge in this tune.
Does anyone have an explanation ?
Could you please write the chord progression you are talking about?
Yes I will do that soon
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 ?
Left out one
2nd line Ebmin to B7 (again i to bVI7)
same movement as third line but different key ?