Camino is Gustavo Santaolalla’s follow up to his 1998 album, Ronroco. By 1998, Santaolalla was a legendary Latin American musician and music producer. However, Iguazu (from Ronroco) kicked off his second act as film score composer, when Michael Mann used it to great effect in his film, The Insider.

The simple creativity is what I like most about Gustavo Santaolalla’s compositions. While we’re used to deep, emotive film music from Santaolalla — Seguir is a very major sounding (happy) piece.

Seguir has been highly requested for a couple years, so I’m happy that I got around to arranging it for guitar. I shortened the piece (by one third) for the video. You’ll simply add another verse, chorus, and post chorus to complete the song.

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Gear Used

For Seguir, I used my Cordoba C7 Cedar. Great guitar, but a bit dark sounding. I recommend the spruce variant, as it’s brighter. You can find a list of my current gear here.

How to play Seguir, by Gustavo Santaolalla

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I recommend Seguir for intermediate guitar players and up. Although most of the chord shapes are relatively easy to play, the unceasing fingerstyle will give new guitar players some trouble.

As mentioned above, I shortened the piece (by one third) for the video. Here’s my order of play in accordance with the guitar tab: Verse 2x, Chorus 1, Chorus End — Verse 2x, Chorus 2, Chorus End.

Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

Seguir is played inopen F. Here’s how you get there:

Tune your guitar to Open D from low to high: D A D F# A D. Then place a capo on the 3rd fret.

However, I like when the fret dots line up as normal so I tuned my guitar one step lower, from low to high: Db Ab Db F Ab Db, or depending on your tuner: C# G# C# F G# C#. Then I put a capo on my 4th fret. I feel like the neck is easier to read like that — but I’m oddly dot dependent.

Gustavo Santaolalla: Seguir (for guitar)

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