17 Sep Abre La Puerta
A fantastic, infectious and upbeat community singing anthem in Spanish from Glen Phillips. This song is best done with guitar but can be effective without as well.
A great version of this song is available on Lisa’s community singing album, Spirit Found Us.
Composer & Copyright
Original song by Glen Phillips.
Recording by Glen Phillips with Lisa G. Littlebird, used with permission.
Abre la puerta
Que entre la vida
Que entre el sol
En el corazon
Somos los ojos
capo 3rd fret
Main Part: Am C G Am
Somos los ojos: C G G Am / C G G E
This is perhaps the easiest Spanish song I know of for teaching in community… singers of all levels of experience tend to pick it up quickly. It works well to teach parts 1 and 2 and play with those till they are solidified, then teach singers to listen for the chord change as a cue for part 3 and teach that. When simplifying the song harmonies can be taken out of part 1 and 3, and the final, wordless descant could be added by the songleader if the singers are holding their own on parts 1 and 2.
This recording is in the key of C minor. I sometimes share this song in lower keys by lowering or removing the capo.
Level of teaching speed/ difficulty (1 = very easy, 10 = very challenging)