Here’s the third in my series of Quickguide videos.
This tutorial features the main parts of the Santana version of Black Magic Woman. Now I’ve played this song many times with different bands – for some reason bands don’t seem to play the latin outro. So in this tutorial I’ve focused on the main rockier blues sections of the tune.
I’ve chunked the song down into four parts and these parts are played in the video tutorial first with a soundalike backing track at performance tempo. And then with a slowed down metronomic drum beat with an 8th note hi-hat pulse so you can track the duration and placement of notes.
Picture in picture technology is used in the video to give you close ups of the fretting and picking hands.
Here’s the video:
Here’s how to put the chunks of the song together to play through the tune:
Intro – Use Intro pattern
Guitar Solo – Use Solo pattern
Piano Solo – 8 bars – Use solo 2 pattern
Verse – Use verse pattern
Verse pattern repeats….feel free to throw in variations.
Bass For Beginners Course
If you are a beginner I’ve got a 30 lesson online course where learning songs like this is built into the DNA of the course and the learning process that you might want to check out. You can find more details here:
Working Bass Lines
If you’’ve checked out this video because you need to pick it up for a gig, then you might want to check out my collection of 50 tutorials to songs that working bands often play. Click the link below: