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.
Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.
Course filmed with 6 cameras for the perfect angles.
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Learn fingerstyle guitar with Marcelo Berestovoy! Marcelo uses his one step at a time method to take you from novice to expert in no time!Begin the Course
Marcelo welcomes you to his Fingerstyle Guitar series.
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!
Taking each of the fingerstyle steps, Marcelo now puts them into a 12 bar etude to get the most out of your practice time!
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.
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!
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 learned in this series!
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.
This is a great exercise that will train you to use only certain fingers on your fingerpicking hand.
Marcelo now teaches us his original fingerstyle arrangement of the classic Scott Joplin song, "Solace".
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!
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A new beginning for me!!!!
All 3 points -- good teach, easy to understand and exactly what I was looking for.
All of the above!!!!
Marcelo is very clear with his intent and instruction. I don't feel lost with him.
Easy to understand as well.
Excellent teacher - really like his approach. Also, the musical notation along with tabs is excellent.
Excellent! Thank you Master
Feeling much more confident and excited with fingerstyle prospects after just one lesson!
Good teacher! Good overview of fingers. Nice person.
Talented guitarist; excellent teacher
Great teacher too. Thanks
Great teacher... love the choice of music. Will love learning this.
He is thorough
He knows very organized, analyzed way of practice.
I like MArcello's teaching style and all the little extras he throws in
This just gets better and better
I like this teacher. Marcelo makes you feel so comfortable while learning fingerstyle. I am complete beginner to fingerstyle guitar. He breaks it down and makes it very easy to understand, It's exactly the type of teaching style that I enjoy an
I liked the encouragement of one step at a time method and "as long as you can hold a C chord" you can benefit
I started learning right from the beginning and I joined JamPlay for this exact reason. Marcelo is a great instructor and gives very clear guidance. I will definitely stick with him through this series.
I'm enjoying all these wonderful chord progressions :) Been looking for progressions like these. Thanks a lot!
It's not only easy to understand, but easy to apply. I don't like the teacher. I love him! x'D
Just needed an update of the sheet (few errors)
just what I have been looking for I really enjoy these lessons hope I can get more lessons from Marcelo when I have completed this course
Just what I need !!!
Liked the lesson on nylon stringed instrument as I just bought one to make practice easier on my chording hand.
Love me some Marcello!!!!
marcello is a brilliant guitarist / teacher
Marcelo has great personality and style and support innovative/creative playing. THANK YOU MARCELO!!!
Marcelo is an excellent teacher. It’d be great to see more lessons by him.
Marcelo is the man. Tell him I said so! :)
Moves at a easy pace but informative as it goes
Nice. I do a more classical arrangement of this wonderful piece. I'm going to try yours, which looks nice, will let you know how it comes out for me.
One step at a time, building on what you learned in the last lesson.
The teacher is both very good at bringing the lesson to life making the lessons interresting as well as illustrating the lesson material in such a way that makes it easy even for me to comprehend. Great work
This lesson and approach is perfect for me. I am super motivated to continue with this series. Thank you!
This teacher rocks. He s able to present the material in such a simple, easy to follow manner. I hope to see more of his courses in the near future :)