Author Topic: Beginner guitarist needs help with Cielito Lindo  (Read 4145 times)

Offline wmv96

  • ***
  • Posts: 481
Beginner guitarist needs help with Cielito Lindo
« on: August 06, 2010, 04:26:27 pm »
Sorry to bring down the level of discussion, but I have just recently started guitar lessons.  I was listening to Cielito Lindo - specifically the beginning section, and can't for the life of me get it right.  Its a simple, 1-2-3, 1-2-3 but I can't find it when I try to play it. 

Can anybody take pity on me?  I can't read music yet, so if you could tell me String and Fret, String and Fret, or Chord and Chord, that I would understand!

Thanks much to anyone who can help.

If there are other songs you can think of that are simple, I'd be all ears as well.  I can play Happy Birthday and the basics of "Tequila" at this point, but haven't trained my ears very well.

Also, I can pick decently, but really struggle with my fingers on chords, so my strumming is really ragged.
believe I've created a monster, or perhaps several of them!

Offline El Chaparro

  • ***
  • Posts: 751
Re: Beginner guitarist needs help with Cielito Lindo
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010, 04:16:41 pm »
Sorry to bring down the level of discussion, but I have just recently started guitar lessons.  I was listening to Cielito Lindo - specifically the beginning section, and can't for the life of me get it right.  Its a simple, 1-2-3, 1-2-3 but I can't find it when I try to play it. 

Can anybody take pity on me?  I can't read music yet, so if you could tell me String and Fret, String and Fret, or Chord and Chord, that I would understand!

Thanks much to anyone who can help.

If there are other songs you can think of that are simple, I'd be all ears as well.  I can play Happy Birthday and the basics of "Tequila" at this point, but haven't trained my ears very well.

Also, I can pick decently, but really struggle with my fingers on chords, so my strumming is really ragged.

Ill let Conrad know that he has a competitor...   :yack:
Who Needs Hair?

Offline wmv96

  • ***
  • Posts: 481
Re: Beginner guitarist needs help with Cielito Lindo
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2010, 09:03:57 am »
I'm not too far behind him on the age scale!
believe I've created a monster, or perhaps several of them!

Offline ElLobo

  • ***
  • Posts: 206
Re: Beginner guitarist needs help with Cielito Lindo
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2010, 08:47:58 pm »
Sorry to bring down the level of discussion, but I have just recently started guitar lessons.  I was listening to Cielito Lindo - specifically the beginning section, and can't for the life of me get it right.  Its a simple, 1-2-3, 1-2-3 but I can't find it when I try to play it.  

Can anybody take pity on me?  I can't read music yet, so if you could tell me String and Fret, String and Fret, or Chord and Chord, that I would understand!

Thanks much to anyone who can help.

If there are other songs you can think of that are simple, I'd be all ears as well.  I can play Happy Birthday and the basics of "Tequila" at this point, but haven't trained my ears very well.

Also, I can pick decently, but really struggle with my fingers on chords, so my strumming is really ragged.

                     D           D7                 G         B7
AAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY AYYYYY AYYYY AYYYY
  Em   A7         D
Cantaaaa y no llooooreeess
      D                       A7
porque cantando se alegran
           A7               D
Cielito lindo los corazones
  D                                                       A7
De la sierra morena cielito lindo vienen bajando
  A7                                                        D                      
un par de ojitos negros cielito lindo de contrabando
 D                                                        A7
ese lunar que tienes cielito lindo junto a la boca
 A7                                                             D                               *UPDATE* I screwed up this last line.  Sorry. Here's the fix.   
no se lo des a nadie cielito lindo que a mi me toca

*repeat ayayayay

That right there is as easy as I can make it and still impress your friends lol.  Yes, the song is 1,2,3  1,2,3  1,2,3.  Musicians call that 3/4 time. I did my best to make the chords stand right on top of where the "1" in the "1,2,3" would be so you know exactly when to change the chord.  My best suggestion would be to put the guitar down, listen to the song, and follow along with the tab.  It will help your ear and help you learn the song.  Learning music is all about breaking things down.  Once you think you have an idea of where the chords change, pick up your guitar and just strum right where they change.  Don't worry about keeping time with the "1,2,3's" right away.  When you're ready to really start playing, just take it slow.  A nice and easy 1,2,3 will do it.  After you get accurate with the chord changes, then pick up the speed.  You'll be on your way before you know it.  Good luck!  Practice!  Develop that muscle memory!
« Last Edit: November 21, 2010, 08:02:36 am by ElLobo »
AMN YOU DAN GOODMAN DAMN YOUUUU!!!!

Offline El Chaparro

  • ***
  • Posts: 751
Re: Beginner guitarist needs help with Cielito Lindo
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2010, 12:08:22 pm »
Sorry to bring down the level of discussion, but I have just recently started guitar lessons.  I was listening to Cielito Lindo - specifically the beginning section, and can't for the life of me get it right.  Its a simple, 1-2-3, 1-2-3 but I can't find it when I try to play it. 

Can anybody take pity on me?  I can't read music yet, so if you could tell me String and Fret, String and Fret, or Chord and Chord, that I would understand!

Thanks much to anyone who can help.

If there are other songs you can think of that are simple, I'd be all ears as well.  I can play Happy Birthday and the basics of "Tequila" at this point, but haven't trained my ears very well.

Also, I can pick decently, but really struggle with my fingers on chords, so my strumming is really ragged.

                     D           D7                 G         B7
AAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY AYYYYY AYYYY AYYYY
  Em   A7         D
Cantaaaa y no llooooreeess
      D                       A7
porque cantando se alegran
           A7               D
Cielito lindo los corazones
  D                                                       A7
De la sierra morena cielito lindo vienen bajando
  A7                                                        D                     
un par de ojitos negros cielito lindo de contrabando
 D                                                        A7
ese lunar que tienes cielito lindo junto a la boca
 D                                                        A7
no se lo des a nadie cielito lindo que a mi me toca

*repeat ayayayay

That right there is as easy as I can make it and still impress your friends lol.  Yes, the song is 1,2,3  1,2,3  1,2,3.  Musicians call that 3/4 time. I did my best to make the chords stand right on top of where the "1" in the "1,2,3" would be so you know exactly when to change the chord.  My best suggestion would be to put the guitar down, listen to the song, and follow along with the tab.  It will help your ear and help you learn the song.  Learning music is all about breaking things down.  Once you think you have an idea of where the chords change, pick up your guitar and just strum right where they change.  Don't worry about keeping time with the "1,2,3's" right away.  When you're ready to really start playing, just take it slow.  A nice and easy 1,2,3 will do it.  After you get accurate with the chord changes, then pick up the speed.  You'll be on your way before you know it.  Good luck!  Practice!  Develop that muscle memory!
very cool
Who Needs Hair?