Watch the Latin Morello online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 30 Funk Rhythms You MUST Know
We've seen funk crossover to country and disco, but now it's time for a throwback to the 90's with a run on metal and Latin grooves with funk as the driving force. "Latin Morello" takes a whack at the Rage Against the Machine
playbook with a downstroke-laden Dm pentatonic riff powered by a drop D tuning while nodding to bands like Ill Niño
with its Latin drum groove. All-in-all, you have a volcano boiling in Bars 1-4 that erupts in Bars 5-8 with a big riff that slams power chords and sus2 voicings down your earhole for the win before cycling back to the top. The three-note power chords are always fingered with a barred approach while the same method is used for the lowest notes of the sus2 voicings. When playing this entire eight bar rhythm, be sure to relax and lay back on the pulse. A behind-the-beat feel will do wonders for the overall result.