BRUCE WELCH RHYTHM STYLE: BOLERO STYLE

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Guitar Techniques - - INSTRUMENTALS -

Another pop­u­lar dance rhythm at this time was the Bolero. In bars 5 and 6 this driv­ing rhythm is ap­plied to good ef­fect. To keep the de­liv­ery smooth, use the 16thnote pick­ing pat­tern in­di­cated here. No­tice that the chords in this ex­am­ple are all ba­sic tri­ads (7ths would have sounded too bluesy in this con­text). The res­o­lu­tion to the C chord in bar 7 (a IV-I pla­gal ca­dence) fools the lis­tener into think­ing the song is in C ma­jor, but is im­me­di­ately fol­lowed by the V of A mi­nor (E) in bar 8.

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