Style of Santana with Nick Kellie

Nick Kellie breaks down the stylistic playing of Santana.

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In this series, Nick Kellie will discuss and demonstrate playing in the style of Santana

Lessons in this Series:

Lesson 1

Introduction to Santana

This lesson series covers the dynamic playing style of iconic guitarist Carlos Santana. Nick lays out the groundwork for the series and gets you started with some scale and embellishment ideas.

Length: 14:01 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 2

Minor Pentatonic and Harmonic Minor Scales

Nick Kellie discusses how Santana uses the minor pentatonic and harmonic minor scales over progressions in minor keys.

Length: 10:20 Difficulty: 2.0 Free Sample Lesson
Lesson 3

Style of Santana Chords

Nick discusses the chord progression to the "Style of Santana" track that is featured throughout this lesson series.

Length: 5:20 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
Lesson 4

Chord Progressions and Solos

Nick Kellie discusses the common ii V vamp that appears in Santana songs such as "Oye Como Va" and "Evil Ways." He explains how to play this progression and how to improvise over it.

Length: 9:40 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 5

Composition Structure

Nick Kellie discusses the role of the guitar within a traditional Santana composition.

Length: 4:32 Difficulty: 0.5 Member Only
Lesson 6

Dynamics

Nick Kellie discusses Santana's use of dynamics in his playing.

Length: 2:55 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
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