Gustavo Santaolalla: Calmamente | fingerstyle guitar
Photo by Ian Stauffer | Unsplash


Calmamente is from the soundtrack of Qhapaq Ñan — Gustavo Santaolalla’s docuseries about the pre-Columbian ‘Inca road system’, which winds for 6,000 kilometers (3,700 miles) through the Andean region. It’s a serene song that exemplifies Santaolalla’s minimalist ability to extract the maximum from a few effortless chord shapes.

For more relatively simple arrangements like Calmamente, check out my archives:

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How to play Calmamente by Gustavo Santaolalla

The guitar tab for this is written across 2 pages and very easy to play. Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

*Gustavo Santaolalla: Calmamente | fingerstyle guitar

(The original is tuned two and a half steps down — where your Low E string becomes a B. The above version is played in standard tuning, and I think it sounds just fine.)