Miche Fambro Lessons

Artist Series Guitar Course from Miche Fambro

Miche Fambro, a dynamic songwriter and performer, delves into the world of acoustic guitar. Instead of focusing on specific techniques, Miche heavily covers meta guitar concepts that can truly facilitate growth as a musician.

49 Lessons

Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.

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Course filmed with 6 cameras for the perfect angles.

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Full Course Breakdown

Miche picks up his nylon string guitar and demonstrates his beautiful style of writing songs and unique techniques.

Begin the Course
1

Interview with Miche Fambro

To open his artist series, Miche talks with the JamPlay staff about himself, the music business, and guitar playing in general.

37:09 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

2

Intro to the Series

This lesson is the official start to the lesson series with Miche Fambro. In this lesson he introduces himself and talks about the pros and cons of playing left handed.

14:43 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

3

Instrument Explanation

In this lesson, Miche explains his instrument and how he uses it for percussive sounds.

11:20 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty

4

Percussive Technique

Miche covers the basics of using your guitar as a percussive instrument.

12:45 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

5

Hand Care and Exercises

Miche Fambro talks about proper stretching and hand care. He also demonstrates some valuable left hand exercises.

31:23 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

6

The Picking Hand

In this lesson, Miche discusses the picking hand. He explains its importance to rhythm and also covers some basic flamenco techniques.

24:25 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

7

Song Dynamics

Miche Fambro explains how dynamics greatly enhance the emotional intensity of a song.

11:23 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

8

The G Major Scale

Miche Fambro introduces the G major scale. He also provides further instruction on position playing.

7:23 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

9

Intervals and Scales

Miche introduces the concept of intervals, one of the core building blocks of music. He also returns to the topic of scales and positions.

11:38 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

10

Songwriting Tips

In this lesson, Miche Fambro shares several helpful tips on songwriting and creating melodies.

9:55 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

11

Vocals and Guitar

In this lesson, Miche Fambro provides insight into the world of singing, accompanying vocals, and different musical styles.

17:09 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

12

Fun Tapping Idea

Miche demonstrates a unique tapping idea that is easier to play than one might think.

2:07 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

13

Value of Music Theory

Miche discusses music theory and explores its benefits as well as its pitfalls.

9:45 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

14

Alternate Tapping Idea

Miche Fambro presents another fun, yet simple tapping idea.

2:11 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

15

Composure

Miche Fambro discusses how important composure is when playing live. Proper composure can make the difference between being applauded or laughed off stage.

5:44 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

16

Chord Concepts

Miche introduces several new chord concepts that add color and excitement to any progression.

15:49 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

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Chord Concepts : E and E7

Miche Fambro takes the chord concepts from the previous lesson and applies them to the E and E7 shapes.

6:13 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

18

Chord Concepts : Scales

Miche Fambro demonstrates a technique that will enable you to play scales within the context of familiar chord shapes.

10:41 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

19

Fingerpicking Exercises

Miche demonstrates some right hand finger exercises and explains how they can benefit all fingerpickers.

22:58 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

20

Finger Exercise Wrap-up

Miche finishes talking about the finger picking exercises he demonstrated in the last lesson and gives some pointers on how these techniques can be used.

2:57 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

21

Useful Triads

Miche Fambro introduces several major triad shapes that can be used to spice up your playing and improvisation.

17:26 Runtime

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22

Minor Triads

Miche introduces the minor triad shapes and shows how they can be applied in a musical context.

9:58 Runtime

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23

Triads and Jazz Chords

Miche explains how the triad shapes he taught previously can be expanded into more exotic jazz chords.

14:54 Runtime

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24

Creative Chord Usage

Miche demonstrates how you can add flavor and variety to any chord simply by changing up one note.

6:53 Runtime

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25

Shifting the Octave

Miche will demonstrates how changing up the octave of a chord or triad can add variety to a chord progression. He also includes some of the creative note switching techniques from the last lesson.

10:58 Runtime

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26

Fretting Hand Exercises

Miche Fambro will introduce several fretting hand exercises which will increase your flexibility and accuracy.

7:11 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

27

Pick Hand Exercises

Miche returns with three amazing picking hand exercises.

10:03 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

28

Triads, Arpeggios, and Scale Notes

Miche talks about triad positions and demonstrates how they relate to scale and arpeggio patterns.

11:39 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

29

Triads, Positions, and Pentatonic Scales

Miche Fambro talks about triad positions and how they relate to the pentatonic patterns.

6:14 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

30

Triad Variations

Miche Fambro shows several interesting variations you can play using the triad positions you have already learned. This lesson is inspired by classical guitar playing.

7:45 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

31

Open Triads

Miche Fambro introduces the concept of open triads and talks about how they can be used.

8:08 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

32

Progression and Melody

Miche explains how to add variety to any song by varying the voicings used in the chord progression.

5:32 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

33

Horizontal Pentatonic Scales

Miche Fambro demonstrates how the pentatonic scale can be used horizontally on the guitar, instead of the more traditional vertical method.

9:34 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

34

The Second Interval

Miche Talks about how the second interval and how it can be creatively used to enhance your musical prowess.

7:53 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

35

Fingerpicking Exercises

Miche introduces two fingeripcking exercises that are not only good for beefing up your picking chops, but also for finding exotic new sounds.

14:09 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

36

Fingerstyle Exercises Part 2

Miche returns to the world of fingerstyle exercises and offers up other interesting variations.

8:30 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

37

Finger Exercises and Playing Scales

Miche introduces several valuable new finger exercises within a common major scale pattern.

15:39 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

38

New Finger Exercises

Miche shows a few alternate finger exercises for the picking hand that work the muscles in a different fashion.

10:32 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

39

One Finger Exercises

Miche teaches some one finger exercises which are designed to keep all of your fingers in tip-top shape.

12:02 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

40

Chord Substitutions

Miche Fambro demonstrates how chord substitutions can be used to spice up a chord progression.

12:39 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

41

Am7 Possibilities

Miche Fambro uses the Am7 chord to demonstrate interesting ways you can improvise in the A Dorian tonality.

7:41 Runtime

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42

Fingerpicking Arpeggios

In this lesson, Miche demonstrates how powerful arpeggios can be. He begins by demonstrating a sequential pattern within A minor and then moves into D minor.

9:25 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

43

The D7 Chord and Brazilian Sound

Miche gives a few valuable tips that can be used to add a Brazillian flavor to a chord progression. He talks about how playing the 5th on the low string of the guitar instead of the root can add a certain flair to a chord progression.

13:21 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

44

Brazilian Chord Progressions

In this lesson, Miche discusses how you can give a chord progression a beautiful Brazilian quality.

5:46 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

45

Music and Different Generations

Miche takes a short break from teaching guitar to talk about why each generation having their "own" music is a good and healthy thing.

4:22 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

46

Music and Marketing

Miche Fambro offers a few choice insights into the world of music and marketing.

8:48 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

47

The Guitar as a Percussion Instrument

In this lesson Miche demonstrates how an acoustic guitar can be turned into a complete percussion instrument.

13:21 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

48

Diminished Chords

Miche talks about diminished seventh chords and offers up his insights on how they can be used.

18:52 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

49

Ninjas

Miche Fambro demonstrates one of his original songs entitled "Ninjas."

3:53 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

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  • Ithaca, NY
  • Playing since 1962
  • 49 lessons at JamPlay
Miche Fambro is known by many different people for very different things. Some know him as the dynamic band leader of one of Upstate NY's most popular bands a few years back. Others know him as an extraordinary guitarist/vocalist singer-songwriter touring through their small town ("Why are you here??"), performing with the energy and sound of a full band on his single instrument. And, still others recognize him as a jazz crooner, lending his fluid voice to beloved classics. His grandfather, a Vaudeville "hoofer," knew him as the boy who wouldn't listen, and chose to shape his life around music/entertainment despite the experienced advice of his elders.

And, it has been a challenge. No doubt about it - Grandpa Fambro was right. Nonetheless, the passion has never dimmed and the urge to create has only grown with time. Whether he's writing a song, practicing a new flourish on the guitar, playing with a new approach to an old jazz standard, recording an episode for his "Guitar Lessons" online video series (stories, sketches, interviews, insights into what entertainers go through to entertain...), or strategizing next steps for his live Music/Variety project - the "Whadd'ya Say Show" - Miche is always fully committed, completely immersed, creatively propelled.

One would think that all this focused drive could turn Miche into a self-centered bore. In fact, the opposite is true. Miche, though resolutely faithful to his calling, is also a silly man. Much like his music, his humor is unexpected, spontaneous, and comes out of a place that is uniquely Miche. And, though determined to follow his own path, Miche is always attentive to those around him. He invites others into the creative process and finds pleasure in the efforts and successes of his peers. It is this combination of genuine enthusiasm for the stories and talents of others, and his desire to always produce something of exceptional quality that has led Miche in these latest directions - and which leads him to seek resources beyond his own to capture the vision. And, let's face it. After all these years, it's time to prove Grandpa Fambro wrong.
Reviews & Feedback 89/100 with 76 ratings
kdpeterson

I like Mitch. He's a great teacher and always seems to tell me just what I was both want and was thinking about. Uncanny. He has helped me a lot. Thanks Mitch and I really enjoy you and appreciate your teaching work.

dferri03

I love this guy

Russ777

Miche is a great teacher that helps me open my mind to many possibilities with the guitar.