Below is the lesson for “Spanish Nights” by Rock Class 101.
A beautiful melody that transitions into a fierce sounding Spanish chord progression. This lesson is geared for those who wish to develop right hand rhythmic technique.
This piece uses a classic Spanish Chord progression: Dm – C – Bb – A. This is a very popular chord progression which is heard in countless songs including, “Sultans of Swing” by Dire Straits.
What makes this piece challenging, from a right hand perspective, is that we’ll be cycling through the chord progression many times, but each time our rhythmic approach will be different. For example, one time will see you arpeggiate the chord progression using eighth note triplets, while another time will mix strumming, plucking, and adding a melody.
This song also introduces a unique way to approach songwriting (this approach was also used in this lesson). In the intro of the part 1 lesson, we’ll dive into what this approach is and how you can use it in your own writing.
Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson