Learn to Play "The Girl From Ipanema" on Ukulele with Instructor Jeffrey Thomas
A Little Info About This SongThe Girl from Ipanema recently featured in the Rio Olympics closing ceremony. Originally The Girl from Ipanema recently featured in the Rio Olympics closing ceremony. Originally written in 1962 it became a hit around the world and won a Grammy for record of the year in 1965. It has been performed by many artists including Antonio Carlos Jobim, Pery Ribiero, Astrud Gilberto, Stan Getz, Frank Sinatra and many more. It is the 2nd most recorded pop song of all time behind "Yesterday" by the Beatles.
Jeffrey's Instructional Video
The Original Song
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