“Black Magic Woman” by Santana

Difficulty: Intermediate 

In the first solo riff, Carlos Santana is playing in the key of Dm, which means that the solo is based off of the D Pentatonic Minor scale.

Remember, the Dm would be in the 1st position, the Gm would be in the 4th position, and the Am would be in the 5th position.

Solo 1

Guitar 1:

The beginning of this solo is played by itself, which sets up the rest of the solo.

Guitar 2:

This guitar would be considered a keyboard part, but in this case can logically be played on the guitar.


Complete Transcription in PDF: Black Magic Woman