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Wave

By Antonio Carlos Jobim. Recorded as an instrumental on Jobim's 1967 album of the same name.

PUBLISHED: Oct 1, 2011 • UPDATED: Feb 21, 2018 • VIEWS: 37 • LESSON CODE: UL521

Instruments: ukulele ANY leadsheet playalong Subjects: jazzrepertoirelatin

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Wave (also known as "Vou Te Contar" in Portuguese) is a song written by Antonio Carlos Jobim. Recorded as an instrumental on Jobim's 1967 album of the same name, English lyrics were added by Jobim for a November 11, 1969 recording by Frank Sinatra, released on his 1970 album Sinatra & Company.

( from allaboutjazz.com ) - Singer, guitarist, pianist and—above all—composer Antonio Carlos Jobim was among the first artists to be signed by producer Creed Taylor when he set up CTI Records in 1967. The Brazilian, who helped launch bossa nova internationally when his tune "Desafinado" became a Top 10 hit for saxophonist Stan Getz and guitarist Charlie Byrd in 1962, had already worked with Taylor ( producer of the Getz/Byrd disc ), notably on The Composer Of Desafinado Plays (Verve, 1963). Unless you count the soundtrack for the 1959 movie Black Orpheus, which Jobim co-wrote with Luiz Bonfa, Wave was Jobim's third album, following the Verve disc and The Wonderful World Of Carlos Jobim (Warner Bros., 1965).

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Wave - Premium Playalong Track

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Desafinado - Premium Playalong Track with Guitar Melody Played

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Wave - Premium Playalong Track

Wave with guitar taking the melody.

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Desafinado - Premium Playalong Track with Guitar Melody Played

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Wave - Lead Sheet
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

The lead sheet for the premium play-along track.


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Wave - Premium Play-along Track
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

Play-along track of this Antonio Carlos Jobim standard. In the original key of D.


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Related Lessons

Related Lessons for Wave at this time.

Core Chords - The Big Six - Building a Solid Chord Foundation • Updated: Jan 23, 2020

Core Chords is a series of lessons for building your core, essential 4-part chords. These chords commonly called jazz chords, are really just 4-part chords used in a wide range of musical styles.

The Big Six chords include: Seventh 7, Major Seventh maj7, Minor Seventh m7, Half Diminished Seventh or Minor Seven Flat Five diminished 7 m7b5, Diminished Seventh o7 and Augmented Seventh +7. These six chords form a core set of chords.

Additional Song Files, Resources and Assets

These are the related song files, resources and assets for Wave at this time.

Wave - Demo Recording by Curt Sheller over the backing tracks
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

** Wave** backing track demos with guitar taking the melody and solos.

Related Books

Related Books for Wave at this time.

A Guide to Advanced Ukulele Chords - Volume I
Updated: Feb 13, 2020

A highly organized and efficient approach to the mysterious subject of advanced chords.

Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele
Updated: Nov 24, 2009

Using a variety of common chord progressions based on songs from the standard jazz repertoire.

QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, Volume I, C Tuning
Updated: Jun 24, 2006

A highly organized, efficient system of scale fingerings for C tuning.

Related Songs

Related Songs for Wave at this time.

Black Orpheus
Updated: Dec 9, 2019

A Boss Nova standard from the 1959 film, Orfeu Negro made in Brazil by French director Marcel Camus and starring Marpessa Dawn.

Girl From Ipanema
Updated: Feb 9, 2016

The Girl from Ipanema (Garota de Ipanema) is an essential jazz standard that every jazz musician should know.

How Insensitive
Updated: May 20, 2013

A bossa nova jazz standard composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, loosely based on Frédéric Chopin's Prelude No.4.

Summer Samba
Updated: May 14, 2013

Also known as So Nice or its original Portuguese title, "Samba de Verão".

Sway
Updated: Oct 1, 2011

The English version of ¿Quién será?, a 1953 mambo song by Mexican composer and bandleader Pablo Beltrán Ruiz.

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