Carlos Santana has been one of the most influential guitarists of the last 50 years. He burst on the scene at Woodstock in 1969 and his songs have been favorites of guitar students since. This set includes multiple versions of some of his biggest hits – early ones like Evil Ways and Oye Como Va, and some from his Supernatural 30 years later.
Lesson 1: Black Magic Woman - Santana - Electric Lesson
Here is one sultry and powerful demonstration of guitar in the hands of the master himself, Carlos Santana. This song is a perfect way to get introduced to his brand of Latin rock and the blues-infused licks and riffs that make his sound so unique. In this lesson you’ll get all the info on how to play not just the chords, but also that epic intro solo that everyone knows so well. So get in here now and get your fingers moving!
Lesson 2: Black Magic Woman - Santana - Acoustic Lesson
Here is one sultry and powerful demonstration of guitar in the hands of the master himself, Carlos Santana. This song is a perfect way to get introduced to his brand of Latin rock and the blues-infused licks and riffs that make his sound so unique.
In this lesson you’ll get all the info on how to play not just the chords, but also that epic intro solo that everyone knows so well. So get in here now and get your fingers moving!
Lesson 3: Evil Ways Electric Lesson
One of the songs that helped launch Santana in stardom, Evil Ways, debuted on his 1969 self-titled album. If you’ve ever seen the Woodstock concert of 1969, you know to what lengths this song can be stretched. A guitar player’s dream, this easy-to-jam song is wide open for searing solos and awesome Latin based groves. When this lesson is through you’ll be wailing over the changes and grooving on the chords!
Lesson 4: Evil Ways Campfire Guitar Lesson
Lesson 5: Oye Como Va - Santana - Electric
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.
Lesson 6: Oye Como Va - Santana - Acoustic Lesson
Originally written by Tito Puente, but made famous by guitar maestro, Carlos Santana, this Latin rock song is an awesome example of groove and melody intertwined.
This lesson will help you explore the ins and outs of one of the greatest Latin rock tunes.
Learn the chords, melodies and solo all note for note with tips on how you can improvise over the changes.
Lesson 7: Corazon Espinado by Santana
All Santana songs have one thing in common; they totally rock! And this tune is definitely no exception.
From the intro guitar solo through the riffs, chords and even the vocal melody, this lesson will get you up to speed on every part of this Latin rock masterpiece!
Lesson 8: Smooth by Santana
This Santana hit is one of his most famous songs and also one of the most recognizable guitar licks of the last 30 years.
A perfect demonstration of Latin rock, this tune is built around a very simple chord progression and a strong melody.
In this lesson you’ll learn the signature intro lick as well as all the guitar riffs and some of the most memorable solo licks…
By the end you’re fingers will be smoking!