The song Heartbeats by Jose Gonzalez is one of those great songs that just keeps looping over and over in your mind.
The picking that he does on his classical guitar, is both haunting and beautiful.
The key to pulling off this song is patience. The articulate sequence he uses on his picking hand (right) seems simple enough at first. The average guitar player might just assume that he is using effects to create that lofty sound but, the truth of the matter is in HOW HE PICKS the strings.
I found this THE BEST instructional video on how to play this masterpiece – Heartbeats, take a look.
I can’t stress enough that you figure out this song in SUPER SLOW MOTION! If you choose to blow through it, you will get the overall way to play this song but, people will notice. I first wrote about this tune on my other blog Guitar Licks many months ago. While watching a TV show with my wife, I instantly fell into it’s power! I had to figure it out but had no time to. Now I found this video and I just have to share it with all of you.
I figure that, in order to get the natural flow of the song, it will take me about 2 weeks of playing it over and over again. This will no doubt drive my wife up the wall, it will allow me time to get re-acquainted with Mr. couch and put my marriage to the test(for the 10 zillionth time) … but it’s worth it’s soooo worth it to sound perfect!
So best of luck with figuring it out and I’ll say hello to Mr. couch for you all!
Keep on Jammin’