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 SantanaBegin the Course
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.
Nick Kellie discusses how Santana uses the minor pentatonic and harmonic minor scales over progressions in minor keys.
Nick discusses the chord progression to the "Style of Santana" track that is featured throughout this lesson series.
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.
Nick Kellie discusses the role of the guitar within a traditional Santana composition.
Nick Kellie discusses Santana's use of dynamics in his playing.
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The problem with a lot of instructions is the lack of synthetic application. Here, the strength of this lesson is the joining of the scale, phrasing that transcends the scale AND an understanding of the chords necessary to utilize it. Kudos