Watch the Rhythm Pattern #2 online guitar lesson by Fareed Haque from 1-2-3 Bossa Nova

This is the most typical basic bossa pattern. Note that pattern #1 is the first 1/2 of pattern #2 so all you have to do is add the second 1/2. Notice that when all four parts of Rhythm # 2 are put together you have 4 steady quarter notes in bass. On top you have the rhythm (in eighth notes) 2-3, 2-2-3, 2-2.