PATTERN 9 BOSSA NOVA
Originally popularised by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Brazilian guitarists such João Gilberto, this style is the staple accompaniment technique for soft, latin playing. The chordal emphasis is mostly on the off-beat, with the thumb maintaining a sense of place in the bar by highlighting beats 1 and 3.
Example 9: Notice the high-voiced chords on the top strings. These triad shapes are useful in a variety of situations, and should be noted for future reference.