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Spanish Guitar Riff

A Latin passage on the Andalusian cadence

This guitar tab shows you a tasty lick with a Spanish flavor. It is played over the Andalusian Cadence in the key of A minor:

  • Am
  • G
  • F
  • E

The Queen play a wonderful version of this licks in their song Innuendo (it starts at 0:27).

How to play this guitar tab

The main challenge of this riff is that you have to continuously switch between bar shapes chords (A minor, G, F) and single notes on the E high string.

Play the riff slowly and increase the speed little by little.

For playing the last 2 chords, move the E major chord shape up and down one fret, letting the open strings playing.