Imagine the tropical beaches of Rio de Janeiro, listen to Stan Getz’s version of The Girl from Ipanema with João Gilberto and his wife Astrud on vocal and you’ll understand the beautiful simplicity of this Brazilian rhythm. The first pattern in this sheet music is exactly the one that João Gilberto plays on this recording. There are other 9 of them in this sheet, some of them are one-bar patterns, and some of them are two-bars pattern. Try to play them on piano or even on guitar, but try to keep that half-note pulse in the left hand/bass. That’s the most difficult part of it. Don’t forget to Count in 2, not 4! Agreed?