Andre Nieri Master Course

Virtuoso guitarist Andre Nieri teaches soloing techniques and strategies that have made him a "guitar hero for the next generation". Inspired by all genres of music, Andre blends it all together to create his unique genre-defying sound. We are excited to now welcome him as our newest JamPlay artist. Learn more below.

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A brand new study of deconstructing popular sounds and using the core concepts to create a new style; all your own. This course is ideal for serious, intermediate guitar players that want to expand their solos to new horizons. Andre Nieri shows how to do this using backing tracks and clear examples for you to follow. Break out of the mold with 32 high definition lessons, full supplemental material, guitar pro files, tabs and more, exclusively from JamPlay.

Lessons in this Series:

Lesson 1

Series Introduction

Born in 1986 and hailing from Brazil, Andre showed musical inclination at an early age. Influenced by native Brazilian Jazz music and bands such as Metallica and Pearl Jam, Andre crafted a style that blends traditional Jazz and Rock elements to create a truly unique sound. In his master course,...

Length: 2:46 Difficulty: 0.0 Free Sample Lesson
Lesson 2

Muting Strings

In this lesson, Andre discusses and demonstrates the art of string muting. To create the clean and intricate blending of styles requires attention to this technique. Andre will demonstrate the various ways to mute and how this is applied to his style of playing.

Length: 11:17 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 3

Bending the Strings

Used in both Bossa and Rock styles, bends add articulation and nuance to music. In this lesson, Andre discusses how to create bends of varying interval distances and details how to go about landing on the correct pitch within the bend.

Length: 5:38 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 4

Arpeggiating Chords

In the most simplest of terms, an arpeggio is a broken chord with notes played independently of one another. Andre uses this technique to create both rhythm and melody in his music. In this lesson he discusses the uses of arpeggios and demonstrates several.

Length: 8:35 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 5

Pop Rhythm

It's time to start working with backing tracks. In this lesson, Andre teaches a short rhythmic phrase in a Pop fashion. Not only is this a fun bouncy number, but it imparts the knowledge necessary to start constructing a blended style from Pop music.

Length: 11:10 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 6

Bossa Rhythm

The Bossa styles of Brazil are considered traditional music and are heavily influenced by Jazz. In this lesson Andre teaches you a Bossa inspired melody and rhythm over an appropriate backing track. Later in the course you will be using these elements with other musical styles.

Length: 10:48 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 7

Acoustic, Meet Electric

In this lesson, Andre discusses his approach to playing electric and acoustic guitars in the same musical piece. Using a backing track to help, you will be learning a complimentary acoustic and electric guitar part to jam out with.

Length: 8:46 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 8

Rumba Rhythm

In this lesson Andre covers his interpretation of the traditional Spanish Rumba rhythm. He will teach you a set of chords used, then guide you through the rhythm and exercises to get it under your fingertips. This rhythm will lay the groundwork for coming lessons.

Length: 6:52 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 9

Arpeggio Techniques

Andre is back with another lesson on the arpeggio technique. He delves more deeply into how you can create and utilize arpeggios, specifically for acoustic guitar. Once complete with the lesson, you will be ready to utilize the techniques later in the series.

Length: 6:16 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 10

Note Choice is Everything

Taking into account chord and scale choices, Andre discusses his approach to creating melodic and solo content over a chord progression. He demonstrates his methodology for achieving his unique sound and provides common shapes that can help you produce similar sounds.

Length: 12:57 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 11

Scale Chords

In this lesson Andre talks about a concept that he calls scale chords. Trying to keep away from having to memorize chord names for each scale, he instead relies on shapes and the scales themselves to help build chords that will be suitable to a scale.

Length: 5:31 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 12

Dynamic Soloing

Great melody and solo work is not all about rhythm and note choice. In this lesson Andre discusses his approach to dynamics in a solo context. He talks about both loudness and quietness as well as tone differences that can be achieved via playing and electronics.

Length: 6:16 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 13

Fingerpicking

Andre returns with another technique based lesson. This time he discusses and demonstrates the fingerpicking technique. Not only will Andre show you the basic technique, but he discusses how and when he decides to utilize it.

Length: 10:54 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 14

Alternate and Fingerpicking

In the previous lesson you learned about fingerpicking. In this lesson, Andre discusses the alternate picking method and how to incorporate it with fingerpicking. Additionally he demonstrates how to hold the pick in a way that you can easily switch from alternate picking to fingerpicking.

Length: 9:22 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 15

Let's Legato

In this lesson Andre teaches you a legato pattern that he commonly uses in his own compositions. He discusses using the previously learned techniques with the legato style, then provides an exercise to help commit it to memory.

Length: 6:41 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 16

Sweep Picking

" In this lesson Andre discusses the mechanics of sweep picking and how he incorporates the technique into his playing. This technique will become integral to the coming lessons. you will play the exercise at several tempos to get comfortable with the technique."

Length: 7:45 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 17

Alternate Picking

It is time to take another look at alternate picking. In this lesson, Andre goes more in depth with the technique. Getting comfortable with alternate picking will be necessary to achieve success with upcoming lessons in the series. you will again play an exercise at several tempos.

Length: 5:55 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 18

Rock Brazilian Samba

Andre is back with another lesson that infuses different genre's guitar styles and techniques. This time you will be taking a classical nylon strung guitar, an electric guitar and using the Samba and Rock genre's to fuse and create a unique soundscape.

Length: 32:45 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 19

Metallic Latin Harmony

Just like the lesson you viewed previously, this one blends the Latin and Metal genre's to create an aggressive sound with the harmony and rhythmic aspects of Latin music. Like the last lesson, you will have a backing track to practice with.

Length: 37:01 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 20

Rock Flamenco

In this lesson Andre discusses how to bring the flamenco style to the electric guitar to create some really cool sounding riffs. you will then use the acoustic guitar to play lead on top of that electric guitar bed.

Length: 31:20 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 21

Blues Flamenco

Keeping with the Flamenco theme, in this lesson you will be blending the blue genre in a ballad type setting. you will be using the electric guitar to create gritty, yet soulful melodies, while the acoustic guitar lays down the rhythm.

Length: 27:46 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 22

Shred Flamenco

Now it's time to break out those sweep and alternate picking chops and lay down some Shred Flamenco! Just like past lessons you will be using the flamenco style blended with shredding techniques to create fast patterns and huge sounds.

Length: 38:14 Difficulty: 4.5 Member Only
Lesson 23

Bluesy Bossa

In this lesson, Andre revisits the blues, but this time blends it with the Bossa style. Like before you will use your electric guitar to ooze charisma and melody while keeping a Bossa rhythm locked down with the acoustic guitar.

Length: 22:59 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 24

Jazzy Bossa

In this Jazzy Bossa lesson, you are drawing from similar styles. Andre teaches an entire guitar piece that is both modern and traditional in nature. The acoustic guitar will handle most of the rhythm, while you create modern jazzy melodies with the electric.

Length: 24:52 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 25

Jazzed Up Pop Ballads

In this lesson you will be thinking smooth jazz and pop. Channeling your inner John Mayer and George Benson, you will be playing down a modern, pop derived rhythm with the acoustic and using double stop melodies with the electric guitar.

Length: 33:41 Difficulty: 0.0 Member Only
Lesson 26

Blues Pop

Have you ever though about blending Blues, Jazz and Pop styles? While this may seem out of the ordinary, Andre discusses the approach to using the Pop style as a bed for blues and jazz lead playing.

Length: 25:16 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 27

Pop Funk And R&B

Once again, you will be blending three genres of music. In this lesson, you will take a funky pop backing track and accent it with a R'nB' style electric guitar. You will lay down a funky pop rhythm with the acoustic guitar.

Length: 34:32 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 28

Melodic Rock Pop

This lesson is all about the musical conversation between the electric and acoustic guitar. You will be laying down a pop rhythm bed and a bit of lead with the acoustic, then playing some soulful melodies over that with the electric guitar.

Length: 22:18 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 29

Progressive Rock Pop

In this lesson you are still thinking about pop, but this time blending in progressive rock. The key will modulate between E major and A minor. As with lessons before, the acoustic lays down the rhythm while you play lead with the electric guitar.

Length: 24:56 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 30

Rocky Fusion

In this lesson, you will learn how to play melody through a complex set of chord changes. This Fusion Rock example will have you playing a complex harmonic rhythm with the acoustic while dynamically navigating the melody with the electric guitar.

Length: 28:31 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 31

Rock Gets Jazzy

Learn how to incorporate a dynamic yet aggressive approach to lead playing over complex, nylon stringed, jazzy sounds. Use bends, vibrato, slides, pinch harmonics, and more solo over a 6/8 feel. This lesson uses multiple backing track speeds that allow the student to work up to top tempo.

Length: 29:26 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 32

Shredding on an Acoustic

Andre shows how to shred on the Acoustic guitar over a Rock track. This might sound unusual, but it is integral to Andre's sound. The soloing utilizes a plethora of techniques such as open strings, alternate picking, legato, vibrato, sweep picking and so on.

Length: 32:37 Difficulty: 4.5 Member Only
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