The idea of being a self contained unit of chords and melody is a long, time honored tradition in guitar playing. Fortunately, Jamplay has one of the best out there to teach you how to get started in this style of playing: Marcelo Berestovoy! Beginning with simple exercises and concluding with actual songs, this series will give you the essentials to getting a real handle on the solo guitar and chord-melody style.
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Solo guitar... Different than guitar solos! Playing chords and melody at the same time is a time honored tradition in guitar playing. Beginning with simple exercises and concluding with actual songs, Marcelo Berestovoy will give you the essentials to getting a real handle on the solo guitar and chord-melody style.Begin the Course
Marcelo gives an overview and introduction to his series, "Solo Guitar".
Marcelo gets us started with a couple of simple exercises designed to get you thinking in terms of multiple things happening on the guitar at the same time.
Now, Marcelo expands on part one of this lesson by making the exercise sound like a song, and moving it up the neck into different positions.
Taking the first 5 notes of the C major scale (or the tetrachord), Marcelo experiments with chor-melody by harmonizing it in many different ways.
Moving closer towards the goal of playing an actual song in the solo guitar style, Marcelo shows us a classical style etude that we can transform into a song of different styles, as well as how to achieve the two guitar illusion.
In this lesson, Marcelo covers the various picking hand techniques that can be employed when playing solo guitar pieces.
Now Marcelo teaches a great tune to get started with playing solo guitar. A simple 12 bar blues, that combines the two guitar illusion of chords and melody into one guitar part.
In this homage to the great Joe Pass, Marcelo gives us a great vehicle for improving our solo guitar techniques.
This is a great lesson for practicing different movements and pedals in a fingerstyle fashion. Based on the song "Malagueña", this exercise will strengthen your solo guitar techniques.
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Im loving your lessons here Marcelo
I think it went too fast up the fret board for me since it was the first lesson for solo guitar. The prerequisites should be listed so that the student can make a determination of whether they are ready to take the next steps in their guitar pl
Interesting lesson . So many styles so little time . My goals could change daily with so many great teachers at Jamplay .
It is just what I needed.
Making slow progress with Flamenco but loving it. I think I'm going to love this too. (Can't sing - my wife says so.)
Marcelo always has what I need next
Marcelo nails the Joe Pass style! Thank you Marcelo!