Santana’s “Oye Como Va” Performed—and Taught—Fingerstyle | VIDEO

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Seventies Latin-rock group Santana popularized “Oye Como Va” when they covered the Tito Puente–penned number on their 1970 album, Abraxas. The song became a hit for the group and is today regarded as a classic track from guitarist Carlos Santana’s early catalog.

The song’s popularity and its simple chords and melody make it a perfect solo fingerstyle showcase. In the video below, you can see how to do it for yourself, so you entertain and impress your friends.

Posted by TheGuitarNick, the video provides an excellent two-camera view that lets you see the player’s picking and fretting hands. You can even download tablature for it.

TheGuitarNick provides free online guitar lessons, so check out the channel’s offerings on its YouTube page.