How to Play Blue Bossa – Easy Piano Tutorial


In this tutorial, you will learn how to play the jazz standard, Blue Bossa. This is a very simplified version of the song for beginners.

I will play everything at the start, then we will break the song into parts. You will learn the right hand part followed by the left hand part. At the end, we will put everything together.

Towards the bottom of this page, I will add the chords for the song, Blue Bossa, in case you want to take things a step further.

Watch Blue Bossa Easy Piano Tutorial:

Here are the notes to be played with the right hand:

G F Eb D C Bb Ab G F
F Eb D C Bb Ab G F Eb
Eb Db C Bb Ab Gb Gb F Bb F Ab
Ab G Bb Ab Ab G Bb Ab G

Here are the notes to be played with the left hand:

Eb Ab Db

Blue Bossa Chords

When you’re ready to take this song to the next level, here are the chords to be played with the left hand. Instead of playing single notes with the left hand as shown earlier, you can play full chords.  I list the notes of each chord below.

If you have difficulty with chords, I have written a book called Piano Chords: How To Form Basic Chords On Piano And Keyboard. This book will help you tremendously.

So here are the chords to the song, Blue Bossa:

Cm6 Fm7
Dm7b5 G7(#5#9) Cm6
Ebm7 Ab7 Dbmaj7
Dm7b5 G7(#5#9) Cm6 G7

Here are the notes of each chord.

Cm6: C-Eb-G-A
Fm7: F-Ab-C-Eb
Dm7b5: D-F-Ab-C
Ebm7: Eb-Gb-Bb
Ab7: Ab-C-Eb-Gb
Dbmaj7: Db-F-Ab-C
G7(#5#9): G-B-D#-F-A#
G7: G-B-D-F

All the best.