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Solo Guitar

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.

Lessons in this Series:

Lesson 1

Series Introduction

Marcelo gives an overview and introduction to his series, "Solo Guitar".

Length: 4:01 Difficulty: 0.0 Free Sample Lesson
Lesson 2

One Family of 7 Notes and 7 Chords, Part 1

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.

Length: 19:08 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 3

One Family of 7 Notes and 7 Chords, Part 2

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.

Length: 16:15 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 4

C Major Scale - The First Tetrachord

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.

Length: 11:11 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 5

Other Solo Guitar Techniques

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.

Length: 13:44 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 6

Picking Hand Techniques

In this lesson, Marcelo covers the various picking hand techniques that can be employed when playing solo guitar pieces.

Length: 9:52 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 7

12 Bar Blues for Beginning Solo Guitar

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.

Length: 11:20 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 8

Casi á La Joe

In this homage to the great Joe Pass, Marcelo gives us a great vehicle for improving our solo guitar techniques.

Length: 11:09 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 9

Fingerpicking Exercise Based on Malagueña

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.

Length: 13:43 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
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