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El Recuerdo

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El Recuerdo (The Memory) by Gustavo Santaolalla, is from the soundtrack for Narcos: Mexico. The whole thing is a treasure trove of gorgeous, minimalist pieces by Santaolalla. I can’t wait to dig into to even further. I’m already a few episodes into Narcos: Mexico — and I’m quickly reminded that Narcos is one of the best series ever created.

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Gear used

This is a pretty crazy one-of-a-kind Taylor guitar; sinker-redwood and bloodwood. It belongs to a collector friend mine. You can find a current list of my personal gear here.

Spotify and streaming

You can find my personal music on Spotify, Apple, Amazon Music, and all streaming services:

Evan on Spotify

Evan on Apple

The Intellimusica Spotify Playlist: Ethereal & Cinematic Music
(this is music that I’ve played on Intellimusica. It flows beautifully, and works as music for focus, meditation, and relaxation.)

How to play El Recuerdo | fingerstyle guitar

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The guitar tab for this piece is beautifully written across two pages. It may look easy, but due to the stretched-out chord positions, I recommend this song for intermediate guitar players and up. I hope you enjoy playing this as much as I do! The guitar tab is available below:

My order of play for El Recuerdo look like this:

Verse 2x, Bridge

Verse 1x, End

Narcos: Mexico – El Recuerdo (Gustavo Santaolalla) fingerstyle guitar

This arrangement is played in a double Drop-D tuning. You’ll drop both E strings to D. It looks like this (from low to high): D A D G B D


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Matthew's dad, Jennifer's husband, bass player - New Invisible Joy, YouTuber, short-film composer, creator of modern content for guitar.