Latin Minor Progression `Montuno´ Style – Latin Rhythm Guitar Lesson

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Latin Minor Progression `Montuno´ Style -- Latin Rhythm Guitar Lesson

Latin Minor Progression `Montuno´ Style - Latin Rhythm Guitar Lesson

How’s it going, guys?
This is John McClennan and
I’m here with,
bringing you this video blog.
Today what we’re looking at is
what I call just a typical minor
cliche chordal movement and we’re
using it in a montuno vamp,
which is definitely a Latin rhythm.

The chords we’re looking at here are
basically starting on an A minor: 7, 5, 5, 5.
And then what happens is all you’re
doing is walking that bass note down.
So it becomes A minor to A minor major 7
to A minor 7 to A minor 6 or
depending upon what the bass
player is playing, if he’s playing a D,
then it might be a D9. Again,
this could function as a II V I,
but I kind of just think of it
all as just A minor.

Again, this isn’t just in jazz and
in Latin music that you’ll hear this.
I mean, pop music and it’s just a
common chord progression. So here we go.

We’re going to start on the root and
then we’re going to walk it down.
So play the root note and then play
the rest of the chord and then
drop it down, drop it again and
then finally go here where I switch
from my 1st finger to my 3rd finger
and then my 1st finger can hit
the F sharp there. So check it out.

Click the link below for the tab and
this is what’s covered in the tab.
So let’s try it again one
more time. Here we go.

All right, well, thanks for
watching and we’ll see you in
the next video lesson.