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El Recuerdo

El Recuerdo (The Memory) by Gustavo Santaolalla, is from the soundtrack of Narcos: Mexico. The whole thing is a treasure trove of gorgeous, minimalist pieces by Santaolalla. The ‘Mexico’ show was excellent too. Within the 1st episode, you’ll be quickly reminded that Narcos and Narcos: Mexico are two of the best series ever created.

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How to play El Recuerdo | fingerstyle guitar

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