Enter Sandman – Metallica

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Enter Sandman – Metallica

The song “Enter Sandman” is one of the most famous songs written and performed by renowned band Metallica. The lyrics of the song itself was written by the guitarist and lead singer James Hetfield. The topic of the song was relating to the bad dreams and nightmares which he himself had faced when he was a small child. It is an auxilerating song which is performed here by Abraham Sarache making use of the electric cuatro. There are several effects in this interpretation which can only be achieved with a more electrified cuatro, but the song can just as easily be played with an acoustic instrument. Take a look as Abraham Sarache demonstrates this cover of the song Enter Sandmand using his electric cuatro, the chords and tabs of the song are to be found below.

Enter Sandman – Metallica
Interpretation – Abraham Sarache

Intro:

B—————————
F#—10————–10–
D—————8–7——-
A–7——10————–

Bridge:

Intro Enter Sandman

Main Riff:

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B—————————-
F#———-10——–10–
D—2-2———8–7——-
A—2-2———————

 

Riff Enter Sandman

 

Bridge II:

 B————————
F#—–12———12–
D———–10–9——
A–9-9——————

Chorus:

Repeat 2X:chorus enter sandman

Final:

chorus enter sandman 2

So, how did that feel with the Cuatro? With songs such as this one, we are definitely taking the Cuatro to another level and moving away from traditional music. Even with songs such as Enter Sandman by Metallica, this is only the beginning when it comes to what can be done with the Cuatro. The effects within the interpretation can be seen as only achievable with the electric cuatro, but it is also a cool piece to play with the acoustic.