I know that there are questions on samba chords, samba rhythm, samba shapes and samba melody but, as far as I am aware, this site does not have a question about the tonality and harmony of samba music.
More specifically, my question is aimed at bossa nova style guitar (I am composing this for my GCSE music coursework).
I understand what sort of chords I should be using and how to use those chords rhythmically, but I could use a hand with learning how to piece these together.
I know that samba is based around major II-V-I progressions, but that's about it. I can't just make a song out of a repeated pattern like that.
I don't want to plagiarise other artists by using their progressions. I want something original, but I am not sure how to do so.
Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I need a 3-4 minute piece, so I need plenty of ideas!