How To Play Latin Riff In A Minor On Rhythm Guitar

Hey, how’s it going this is Jon McLennan with Guitar Control, bringing
you some Latin grooves. This is a song “Montuno”. Sort of like what a piano player would play over a montuno vamp.

Rhythm Guitar Lesson-- Latin Guitar Riff in A minor

Check the image above to follow the chords and tabs.

We’re looking at just three chords here in the Key of A minor. We have an A minor, D minor, and an E. It just goes back down to D minor, A minor. So here’s the shapes: 7, 5, 5; and then 7, 6, 5 and then 9, 9, 7.

So we’ve got 1, 2, and 3, that’s A minor to D minor. Notice I’m playing the root first and then the rest of the chord. Up to the E and then going back from the root to the chord. So here’s the first part. And then I arpeggiate.
So same thing, but that A minor I’m playing pick, finger, finger. You’re going to put on your metronome and just jam with this to get the feel going. So A minor, D minor, E, just a couple chords to work on that vamp.

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