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Bolero

SpaloSpalo England✭✭✭✭ Manouche Guitars "Modele Jazz Moreno" No.116, 1980's Saga Blueridge "Macaferri 500", Maton 1960's Semi, Fender Telecaster, Aria FA65 Archtop
edited May 2006 in Gypsy Rhythm Posts: 186
Can anyone offer me some advise on playing a bolero rhythm?

SP

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  • MichaelHorowitzMichaelHorowitz SeattleAdministrator
    Posts: 5,828
    One thing that people overlook on this rhythm is that most of the downstrokes on beats one and three are actually bass notes. So you're actually playing a root/fifth bass line. Most people just strum the bass strings...but the trad. way to do it is to actually hit a distinct bass note. Listen to Django and Lousson on Troublant Bolero.

    Good luck!

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