BRUCE WELCH RHYTHM STYLE: BOLERO STYLE
cd track 5
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.