Dans Les Yeux De Bruno

I’ve always loved this short guitar riff from Gustavo Santaolalla. It from a french film entitled, Les Yeux De Sa Mère.

I’ve been working on a complex and long piece for this blog — so it was a good opportunity to play Dans Les Yeux De Bruno — a relatively short, but immensely creative guitar riff.

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Gear used

For Dans Les Yeux De Bruno, I used my Eric Clapton Strat modified with Mojotone 58 Quiet Coil pickups. I need noiseless pickups for recording. The stock noiseless Fender pickups didn’t really cut it for me. My amp is a Vox AC10

Lately I’ve been using a Walrus Warhorn pedal to dial in my tone a bit more. The Warhorn is a mid-range overdrive that can be dialed back to add compression and tonal breakup characteristics to your sound.

When playing electric guitar, Gustavo Santaolalla often uses a very light overdrive for a slight amount of breakup in his film score pieces. The Walrus Warhorn is very good at dialing that exact tone

Listen to the original Dans Les Yeux De Bruno — I’ve nailed the touch and tone exactly. 

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How to play Dans Les Yeux De Bruno for guitar

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Dans Les Yeux De Bruno is essentially the perfect étude: a short musical composition, designed as an exercise to improve the technique or demonstrate the skill of the player.

I would characterize this as easy to play, only because the piece is so short; the guitar tab is a single page long.

I like Dans Les Yeux De Bruno for beginner and intermediate guitar players because of the oscillation between chords, and licks. That’s good practice for agility.

Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

Dans Les Yeux De Bruno is played one half step down, with a capo on the second fret. This makes it easier to read the fretboard in most cases. Your tuning is as follows, from low to high:  D# G# C# F# A# D#. Or depending on your tuner: Eb AB Db Gb Bb Eb. You’ll then put a capo on the 2nd fret.

Gustavo Santaolalla: Dans Les Yeux De Bruno

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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.