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Bass Lines: Santana – “Oye Como Va”

Bass Lines: Santana – “Oye Como Va”

Oye Como Va Bass Line…

Hello bass players and fans of bass playing! This month, we will be covering Santana’s “Oye Como Va”.

Santana’s version was inducted into the Latin Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. It was also included in the NPR 100 list, “The most important American musical works of the 20th century“.

Band: Santana
Song: “Oye Como Va”
Writer(s): Tito Puente
Producer(s): Fred Catero & Carlos Santana
Bass Player: David Brown
Genre: Latin Rock
Album: Abraxas (1970)
Label: CBS/Columbia

Fig. 1 – Bass Line Main Groove

Oye Como Va - Main Groove

Fig. 2 – Intro Bass Fill

Intro Bass Fill

Fig. 3 – Verse and Bridge Bass Fill

Oye Como Va Verse and Bridge Bass Fill

Fig. 4 – Interlude

Interlude - Oye Como Va Bass Line

Fig. 5 – Bass Fill Before the Organ Solo

Oye Como Va Bass Fill Before the Organ Solo

Fig. 6 – Last Verse Bass Fill

Last Verse Bass Fill

Fig. 7 – Last Guitar Solo Bass Fill

Last Guitar Solo Bass Fill

Video of Marcus Miller with Herbie Hancock and Santana

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