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“Triste” is a bossa nova written by the great Brazilian musician and composer Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Triste which means “sad” in English was included in Jobim’s hit 1967 record “Wave”.

Many famous artists have recorded and performed this song such as Frank Sinatra and of course Jobim himself. Triste is performed in many different keys so it is best to be able to transpose it if needed. The common jam session key is typically Bb major.

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Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."


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