“Cielito Lindo” – Mexican Folk Song

Below is the lesson for “Cielito Lindo.”

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Learn to play a beautiful Mexican folk song twice! Once as a chord melody and again for vocal accompaniment. The chord melody is best suited for intermediate players, while the fingerpicked vocal part is beginner-friendly.

This song contains two melodies played in 3/4 time. Rhythmically, it’s fairly straightforward. You’re almost entirely playing quarter note hits in each measure. What makes the piece challenging is the tempo. It’s quite lively! Remember to start slow and work it up to speed.

Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson

Part 2 – For Premium Members


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