Comprised from a collection of  instruments and guitars, Apertura serves as a powerful opening to The Motorcycle Diaries. This post is an all-in-one arrangement for solo guitar of Gustavo Santaolalla’s classic song.

I use my middle finger to “swipe” the high notes in the beginning (and middle parts) of the song. You could however, use two fingers to pluck the strings here — whatever is most comfortable for you.

Although there’s an exotic strumming technique underneath the electric guitar part, it was well beyond my abilities to get it, so I just used a pick!

I hope you enjoy this one. The strumming is a little weird at times so I indicated what I’m doing with D(own) and U(p) marks underneath the guitar tab.

 Have fun, the tab is available below:

Both of the E strings are tuned to D and the tuning is as follows, from low to high: D A D G B D. 

Apertura guitar tab

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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.