Now that you've got a good grasp of the fingerpicking pattern over chords, it's time to add a melody line on top of the progression!
Taught by Marcelo Berestovoy in Fingerstyle Guitar seriesLength: 13:03Difficulty: 3.0 of 5
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 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
In this lesson, Marcelo teaches us the foundation of his whole fingerstyle series. Learn each step to the classic Travis-style picking pattern, and before you know it, you will be sounding like a pro!Length: 17:21 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Taking each of the fingerstyle steps, Marcelo now puts them into a 12 bar etude to get the most out of your practice time!Length: 6:51 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
So far, Marcelo has had you concentrate on fingerpicking over the same shapes of chords. Now, he's going to show you how to take what you know, and apply it over many different chord shapes.Length: 15:20 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Now that you've got a good grasp of the fingerpicking pattern over chords, it's time to add a melody line on top of the progression!Length: 13:03 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Marcelo has played this stellar original arrangement of the standard tune, "The Sheik of Araby" for years. Now, here he is to teach you his version, incorporating the fingerstyle techniques you've already...Length: 18:12 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Fingerpicking arpeggios in a forward manner is a natural motion for most of us. In this lesson, Marcelo takes on the less comfortable motion of playing arpeggios in the reverse motion.Length: 14:28 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
This is a great exercise that will train you to use only certain fingers on your fingerpicking hand.Length: 7:40 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Marcelo now teaches us his original fingerstyle arrangement of the classic Scott Joplin song, "Solace".Length: 22:24 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
What is the difference between free strokes and rest strokes? Marcelo teaches a great lesson here on the difference between the two and focuses on how to get the most out of the rest stroke technique!Length: 12:45 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
About Marcelo Berestovoy
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This Latino artist, composer and guitarist, has inspired a new musical trend that he has called “Southern World Music”. This innovative mix of sounds is a blend of the tango from Argentina, flamenco from the south of Spain, and several musical styles from Southern California. Marcelo has done live presentations and recorded with artists like Ricky Martin, Selena, Leon Gieco, Daniela Romo, Sergio Arau and Bebu Silvetti to name a few. In television, he accompanied stars such as Jorge Moreno, Grammy Award winner in 2002 in the “Best New Artist” category. He also composed the song “Gitano Corazon”, recorded by Natalia Oreiro in her album “Tu Veneno”. This album was nominated in the Latino Grammy Award 2001 in the category of “Best Female Pop Album”. He is co-author of the song “One Heart” with Steven Segal, Larry King and Tommy Coster. His musical talent has been shown in movies including “Dirt”, “The Mexican”, “Un Pedazo de Tierra” and “Paulie”. He has participated in television shows, concerts and kick-off parties for movies like “Mission Impossible II” and “The Disapearance of Garcia Lorca”.
Marcelo was born and raised in Argentina. He says he felt a passion for the music since he was about 11 years old when he started to take guitar lessons. His father had a lot of influence in his love for music. Together they used to play the songs that Marcelo wrote. His father always took him to listen to jazz. At this time, listening to jazz gave Marcelo another perspective since he was a rock fanatic. His motivation was first the Beatles and then Charly and Spinetta “the skinny”. Marcelo recalls that by the age of 18, he was playing in different places throughout Buenos Aires, Argentina. He would play four to five nights a week with different groups or to accompany solo singers.
His decision to come to Los Angeles was motivated by his interest in jazz. In 1985, he came to study to GIT and he never returned to Argentina. Marcelo currently lives in Los Angeles, California with his lovely wife and son. He performs live at several local places. In addition to playing the guitar and composing, Marcelo teaches in the “Musicians Institute”, one of the most prestigious in the music world.
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