How to Play Latin `Montuno´ Style – Latin Rhythm Guitar Lesson

Hey, how’s it going this is Jon McLennan with Guitar Control, bringing you this video lesson and we’re looking at a typical minor cliche chordal movement and we’re using it in a “Montuno” vamp, which is definitely a Latin rhythm.

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

The chords we’re looking at here are basically starting on an A minor: 7, 5, 5, 5. And what happens is you walk 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 think of it all as just A minor.

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

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.

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