EXAMPLE PLAYING TIPS
Cd track 43
One of Carlos Santana’s main traits is playing long, sustained string bends that very rarely have vibrato - something that will seem very strange to many if not most guitarists. So there is deliberately no vibrato in any of the phrases this month, so make sure that you try to avoid it if you want to sound like Carlos. In general, feel free to use whichever fingers are comfortable for each phrase and try to use alternate picking for the fast runs in bars 35, 36 and 41.