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Andre Nieri

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, he teaches the techniques he uses and demonstrates how he fuses genre's to create his signature sound.

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Andre Nieri Master Course

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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.



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...

Length: 2:46 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
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...

Length: 11:17 Difficulty: 2.0 Members 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...

Length: 5:38 Difficulty: 2.5 Members 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...

Length: 8:35 Difficulty: 2.5 Members 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...

Length: 11:10 Difficulty: 2.5 Members 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...

Length: 10:48 Difficulty: 2.5 Members 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...

Length: 8:46 Difficulty: 3.0 Members 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....

Length: 6:52 Difficulty: 2.5 Members 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...

Length: 6:16 Difficulty: 2.5 Members 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...

Length: 12:57 Difficulty: 3.0 Members 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...

Length: 5:31 Difficulty: 3.0 Members 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...

Length: 6:16 Difficulty: 3.5 Members 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...

Length: 10:54 Difficulty: 3.0 Members 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...

Length: 9:22 Difficulty: 3.0 Members 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...

Length: 6:41 Difficulty: 3.0 Members 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...

Length: 7:45 Difficulty: 3.5 Members 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...

Length: 5:55 Difficulty: 3.0 Members 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...

Length: 32:45 Difficulty: 4.0 Members 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...

Length: 37:01 Difficulty: 4.0 Members 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...

Length: 31:20 Difficulty: 4.0 Members 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...

Length: 27:46 Difficulty: 3.5 Members 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...

Length: 38:14 Difficulty: 4.5 Members 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...

Length: 22:59 Difficulty: 4.0 Members 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,...

Length: 24:52 Difficulty: 4.0 Members 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...

Length: 33:41 Difficulty: 0.0 Members 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 Members 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...

Length: 34:32 Difficulty: 4.0 Members 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...

Length: 22:18 Difficulty: 4.0 Members 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...

Length: 24:56 Difficulty: 4.0 Members 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...

Length: 28:31 Difficulty: 3.5 Members 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...

Length: 29:26 Difficulty: 4.0 Members 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...

Length: 32:37 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only

About Andre Nieri View Full Biography Andre Nieri was born in Brazil in 1986. At a young age, Nieri was taken by music and first began playing his first chords. At the age of 7 he was inspired by bands like Metallica and Pearl Jam, however the Brazilian Jazz music called "Bossa Nova" played a huge influence in his musical background. "Being raised in Brazil was a great opportunity to get exposure to a variety of music styles. Definitively, Brazil is one of the most musical countries that I've ever been", says Nieri. In 2004, Andre was admitted to the most renowned music conservatory in Brazil and 4 years later he graduated with a degree in Jazz and Brazilian Music. Soon after, he started touring the country with some Rock bands as well as working on his English skills; all the while thinking on broadening his horizons in the near future. At the beginning of 2011, he participated in major Guitar Contests from many countries. He won the "French Guitar Contest" in the same year. Currently, he's been working on the composition of his first solo record in which he will blend several styles such as rock, samba, fusion, and blues.

Andre Nieri was born in Brazil in 1986. At a young age, Nieri was taken by music and first began playing his first chords. At the age of 7 he was inspired by bands like Metallica and Pearl Jam, however the Brazilian Jazz music called "Bossa Nova" played a huge influence in his musical background. "Being raised in Brazil was a great opportunity to get exposure to a variety of music styles. Definitively, Brazil is one of the most musical countries that I've ever been", says Nieri. In 2004, Andre was admitted to the most renowned music conservatory in Brazil and 4 years later he graduated with a degree in Jazz and Brazilian Music. Soon after, he started touring the country with some Rock bands as well as working on his English skills; all the while thinking on broadening his horizons in the near future. At the beginning of 2011, he participated in major Guitar Contests from many countries. He won the "French Guitar Contest" in the same year. Currently, he's been working on the composition of his first solo record in which he will blend several styles such as rock, samba, fusion, and blues. The local media quote him as the main up and coming guitar hero for the next generation in the region. Nieri is a International Bogner Amplifiers Artist. "Andre's playing is beautiful and shows an incredible control of technique, time, rhythm, phrasing and soul. His playing approach is unexpected, unpredictable and never cliche or contrived. There's something uniquely special about his playing and he's just getting started. So remember his name, Andre Nieri, because we'll all be hearing much more from him" says Bogner’s website. "Andre Nieri’s major influences are: Tom Jobim, Bach, Allan Holdsworth, Scott Henderson, Eric Johnson, SRV, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Landau, Wayne Krantz, Guinga, MarcusTardelli, Raphael Rabelo, Brett Garsed, Nelson Veras, Hermeto Pescoal, John Petrucci, Chris Potter, John Coltrane, Messiaen, Pat Metheny, Pat Martino... and the list goes on and on"...

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