In Deep: Unraveling the Guitar Secrets of Carlos Santana

The following content is related to the July 2012 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store.

Like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck, legendary rock guitarist Carlos Santana is one of the most significant players to emerge from the Sixties music scene. By fusing elements of electric blues, rock, jazz and Latin, he created a signature sound that is instantly recognizable and inspirational to guitarists across the spectrum of musical genres.

In this edition of "In Deep," we will examine some of the techniques and stylistic elements that inspired Santana and contribute to his unique sound.

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Part 3

The following content is related to the July 2012 issue of

Guitar World

. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store.

Like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck, legendary rock guitarist Carlos Santana is one of the most significant players to emerge from the Sixties music scene. By fusing elements of electric blues, rock, jazz and Latin, he created a signature sound that is instantly recognizable and inspirational to guitarists across the spectrum of musical genres.

In this edition of "In Deep," we will examine some of the techniques and stylistic elements that inspired Santana and contribute to his unique sound.

Part 2


Lesson Contents
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

The following content is related to the July 2012 issue of

Guitar World

. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store.

Like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck, legendary rock guitarist Carlos Santana is one of the most significant players to emerge from the Sixties music scene. By fusing elements of electric blues, rock, jazz and Latin, he created a signature sound that is instantly recognizable and inspirational to guitarists across the spectrum of musical genres.

In this edition of "In Deep," we will examine some of the techniques and stylistic elements that inspired Santana and contribute to his unique sound.

Part 3


Lesson Contents
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

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Andy Aledort

Guitar World Associate Editor Andy Aledort is recognized worldwide for his vast contributions to guitar instruction, via his many best-selling instructional DVDs, transcription books and online lessons. Andy is a regular contributor to Guitar World and Truefire, and has toured with Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers, as well as participating in several Jimi Hendrix Tribute Tours.