How to Play Latin Rhythms on Acoustic Guitar

Acoustic Guitar Lesson on Latin Rhythm - How to Play Latin Rhythms on Guitar

Acoustic Guitar Lesson on Latin Rhythm -- How to Play Latin Rhythms on Guitar

How’s it going, guys? This is John McClennan
and I’m here with guitarcontrol.com, excited
to bring you this lesson. We’re looking at a
little bit of a Latin Montuno here. A lot of
Latin music is very much based on the rhythm.
When you’re soloing over like montuno sections
and stuff, a lot of times it’s just a couple
chords, but the rhythm is so important. So here’s
a little vamp for you to practice with a metronome
just to start getting it together.

Notice I’m playing without a pick here and I’m
starting on an A minor triad. This is 7, 5, 5.
I start by just hitting the first note with my
thumb and then my first and second finger play
the third string and the second string of the A
minor. So it’s… And then I’m going down from
the A to that E, so I’m just dropping strings.
And then, the next note is 5th fret and then
back to the root. So it’s… And then play the
root again here and then twice on the E.

With a metronome you can really lock that in.
But you’ve got…

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