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Lesson notes

Oye Como Va is a classic song made popular by Santana on their 1970 album "Abraxas". This song revolves around its great classic latin rhythm where you play the two downbeats immediately followed by two upbeats, which creates a really fat pocket and a heavy groove. In between that, there's some great melodic licks, such as the intro solo. His guitar playing had a very emotional and vocal style of playing, which was impacted by the fact that he sang the same notes while he played them. This is a really good song to practice playing musically, focusing on the sound and timbre instead of the technique.