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Tom Finch will show you all the guitar parts that make this song an iconic classic from legend Carlos Santana. From the chord comping to the percussive soloing, it's all here!
In this tutorial we are going to learn how to play "Guantanamera" as performed by The Sandpipers. This patriotic Cuban song has a great groove and features a simple chord progression, using two guitars, that goes a long way. While in the recording, there are lots of layers of different types of guitars we will be using one acoustic guitar and one nylon string. Guitar #1, our acoustic, will play all the melodies you hear all throughout the song. Guitar #2, our nylon string in Dropped D tuning, plays open string chords and guides the flow of the song.
Oye Como Va
In this tutorial Tom Finch will teach you to play "Oye Como Va", as made famous by Santana. We'll take a look at the signature lead lines and soloing, the classic ensemble rhythmic breaks, we'll learn the chords and comping styles, the rhythmic hooks, the chromatic descending line, and finally we'll play through the tune from top to bottom. Enjoy!
Smoke Two Joints
In this set of song lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "Smoke Two Joints", by The Toyes. Mike will talk first about the song as a whole and the tones, then start into the playing lessons with guitar 1's part in the intro and chorus, then the verse. Next up are the bubble phrases, then guitar 2's part in the verse. The solo is next, followed by the licks in the outro. We'll conclude with a play along, then it's your turn to take over in the jam along.
Tom will show you the melodies and motifs that make up a great solo. He's also cover the tasty comping during the organ solo comp and the outro.
Why Can't We Be Friends
In this set of lessons, Hunter Perrin will teach "Why Can't We Be Friends", by War. Hunter will give a brief introduction to the song and a glance at gear and tones before he gets into the details of the first chord progression in the tune. After that, we'll get into the second chord progression; then we'll do a play along performance. We conclude with a "guitar karaoke" jam along where you take center stage.
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