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Internationally known Latino artist, composer and guitarist explores key Flamenco and Spanish rhythms and progressions. Marcelo breaks down these styles in a proven, easy to understand method.
Marcelo artfully demonstrates the playing style he teaches in this Flamenco & Spanish...Length: 2:07
Marcelo teaches the eight basic right hand moves for the Rumba Flamenca strum pattern....View This Full Lesson!
Marcelo blends familiar sounds with new ones as he looks at how to combine the rumba rhythm...Length: 5:49
Take the rumba and the Andalusian Cadence to the next level by adding tasty extensions...Length: 15:24
Marcelo teaches the rhythm portion of his popular song "La cita" as a way of applying...Length: 15:33
Learn how to insert fast and tasteful triplets into your strumming. Marcelo demonstrates...Length: 12:28
Using the song "La cita", Marcelo explains how to add accents and hits to the basic rumba...Length: 7:06
Marcelo mixes it up by teaching several popular variations to the rumba strum. He reviews...Length: 8:41
Moving on to the second of four Spanish guitar rhythms in this series, Marcelo introduces...Length: 14:29
Marcelo explores four popular chord progressions commonly applied to the bolero rhythm...Length: 22:23
Using the chord progressions covered in previous lessons, Marcelo explains how to add...Length: 12:03
Chill with Marcelo and the soothing vibe of the Brazilian Bossa. This is a comprehensive...Length: 33:19
Blending time signatures and applying the strumming techniques you've learned so far,...Length: 22:56
Marcelo dives deep in to the world of finger picking in this monster lesson. He explains...Length: 43:30
This lesson continues where the last one left off. Marcelo explores the finger picking...Length: 8:01
Get your dancin' shoes... grab some percussion instruments... or just sit down with your...Length: 12:52
Using the famous Andalusian Cadence chord progression that was covered in earlier lessons,...Length: 10:28
Marcelo teaches the popular cha cha rhythm that has been made famous by performing greats...Length: 6:41
Marcelo takes you in to the style of Django Reinhardt with this fun lesson on gypsy jazz....Length: 14:29
Be your own band!...sort of. Marcelo shows you how to use moving bass notes while playing...Length: 30:45
After harping on the importance of the 12 bar blues for his entire series, Marcelo finally...Length: 7:27
Marcelo shares a tool that is indispensable when jamming with other guitarists. He shows...Length: 11:44
Marcelo teaches yet another popular rhythm technique for Spanish guitar and applies it...Length: 22:33
We spend a great deal of time learning scale positions, but most of the players we know...Length: 29:22
Marcelo takes the scales learned in the previous lessons and applies them to 3rd and 6th...Length: 14:58
By request, Marcelo has returned to teach his song, "La Cita". In this lesson, he will...Length: 13:56
Now that you've learned the melody of "La Cita", it's time to learn the scales to set...Length: 12:36
By popular request, Marcelo teaches us his original piece, "Flues". He starts with the...Length: 14:55
Marcelo Berestovoy returns to JamPlay with his Fingerstyle Guitar series. Learn the style of the greats like Merle Travis and Chet Atkins with Marcelo's one step at a time method.
Marcelo welcomes you to his Fingerstyle Guitar series.Length: 5:13
In this lesson, Marcelo teaches us the foundation of his whole fingerstyle series. Learn...Length: 17:21
Taking each of the fingerstyle steps, Marcelo now puts them into a 12 bar etude to get...Length: 6:51
So far, Marcelo has had you concentrate on fingerpicking over the same shapes of chords....Length: 15:20
Now that you've got a good grasp of the fingerpicking pattern over chords, it's time to...Length: 13:03
Marcelo has played this stellar original arrangement of the standard tune, "The Sheik...Length: 18:12
Fingerpicking arpeggios in a forward manner is a natural motion for most of us. In this...Length: 14:28
This is a great exercise that will train you to use only certain fingers on your fingerpicking...Length: 7:40
Marcelo now teaches us his original fingerstyle arrangement of the classic Scott Joplin...Length: 22:24
What is the difference between free strokes and rest strokes? Marcelo teaches a great...Length: 12:45
How can you play any solos if you don't know your chords? It's with this mantra that Marcelo Berestovoy dives into his Theory and Improv series. Learn the foundational aspects of chording that will set you up for the ultimate improvisation success!
"How can you play any solos if you don't know your chords?" Marcelo looks to remedy this...Length: 7:30
A mastery of harmony is required before one can improvise successfully. The CAGED system...Length: 16:14
What is a chord? How do we know which notes make up the chords we are playing? Join Marcelo...Length: 21:47
Getting tired of the same old chords? Are those massive chord books not any help? Check...Length: 17:20
Join Marcelo as he continues to discover new chords! In this lesson, Marcelo puts the...Length: 20:52
So far, Marcelo has shown us how to discover new chords by placing the diatonic scale...Length: 17:36
Improvising: Where to start? Marcelo gives us some great, easy to follow jumping off points...Length: 21:06
The modes are an often misunderstood aspect of guitar playing and improvisation in particular....Length: 22:36
Now Marcelo takes a closer look at the most commonly used minor modes.Length: 13:44
Join Marcelo as he applies some of the improv techniques we've learned so far to a 12...Length: 20:52
"The Shiek of Araby" has been covered by countless artists. Now it's time to hear Marcelo's...Length: 18:02
True to gypsy Jazz form, Marcelo teaches us one of his original compositions, "Pa'Cito"....Length: 16:37
In part 2 of "Pa'Cito," Marcelo explains some scales that can be used when improvising...Length: 17:04
In this lesson, Marcelo teaches a beginner's version of the classic tune from the early...Length: 16:26
Now Marcelo teaches us a much more advanced version of the standard, "After You've Gone"....Length: 17:34
In this lesson, Marcelo shows us a simple, yet unique way of determining improv scales...Length: 17:35
In this lesson, Marcelo takes us through the cycle of fifths and ends with a very cool...Length: 6:32
Marcelo now teaches us his own, very beautiful gypsy bossa. Learn the chords, melody and...Length: 22:04
Interested in adding new and different sounds to your improv? Check out Marcelo's unique...Length: 14:36
The idea of being a self contained unit of chords and melody is a long, time honored tradition in guitar playing. Fortunately, Jamplay has one of the best out there to teach you how to get started in this style of playing: Marcelo Berestovoy! Beginning with simple exercises and concluding with actual songs, this series will give you the essentials to getting a real handle on the solo guitar and chor-melody style.
Wes Montgomery was a powerhouse musician in every sense of the word. An amazingly gifted and innovative player, he's influenced countless guitarists over the last 50+ years. In this series, Marcelo takes a small peek into his genius. He looks at the techniques that defined parts of his playing.