Alvaro Carrillo, "Sabor a Mi", Mexican Bolero
Transcription & Fingering: Renato Bellucci
Álvaro Carrillo Alarcón was a Mexican popular music composer and songwriter, and he wrote what I consider the best know of all Mexican Boleros: Sabor a Mi "Taste like me".
He was born in Mexico, on December 2 1921, who died in a car accident on 3 April 1969. He wrote over 300 songs, mostly boleros (a Mexican-style rhythmic ballad), including the great hits Amor mío, Luz de luna, Sabrá Dios, Seguiré mi Viaje and La Mentira.
Although the piece is musically very simple, it offers quite a few challenges when it comes to left hand transitions and avoiding string squeaks at all costs because these literally kill the music. The proper use of fijación, Perpendicular & transversal presentations as well as levers will take care of these. Getting the Elbow close to the side will allow you to reach the elusive bass notes on string 6 while holding a barre chord.
Renato Bellucci plays: "Sabor a Mi"
Staff and Video 1
Getting the elbow in contact with the side of your body will help finger 4 reach the G on string 6. Levers on the other hand will help you make your left hand transitions smoother and help you minimize string squeaks.
San Bernardino, May 10, 2015: mp3
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