Amor y Paz

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On March 24th (2020) Gustavo Santaolalla posted this short piece to his Instagram and YouTube channel. So far as I can tell, he’s calling it Amor y Paz (Love & Peace). He follows up by mentioning, “Love & Peace for these times of preventive isolation. Let’s be responsible, and take care.” You can watch his YouTube performance (from home) here.

Amor y Paz is lovely to play. I’d also like to encourage you to stay at home and learn this song. So I have an idea — what if every Gustavo Santaolalla fan (who plays guitar) learned Amor y Paz and posted it their socials and/or YouTube channel?

If you do, don’t forget to tag or mention the maestro himself: @gustavosantaolalla #gustavosantaolalla #amorypaz #pazyamor

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Anything from my vast Santaolalla archive.

Gear used

My guitar is a Cordoba GK Studio. It’s an ergonomic and easy playing guitar. Perfect for fingerstyle. You can find a current list of my gear here.

How to play Amor y Paz | fingerstyle guitar

If inclined, please make sure to post yourself playing this piece. Feel free to share the guitar tab as well. My hope to create a legion of Santaolalla fans who are all doing their due diligence, staying at home, and playing guitar.

The guitar tab for Amor y Paz is beautifully written across three pages. This will be slightly challenging for beginner and intermediate guitar players. Gustavo Santaolalla is a fairly agile guitar player. His style is comprised of intermittent fast movements with slow rolling notes. This should be a fun, but very doable challenge for most guitar players.

Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

*Gustavo Santaolalla: Amor y Paz | fingerstyle guitar

Written by:

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