How can you play any solos if you don't know your chords? It's with this mantra that Marcelo Berestovoy dives into his Theory and Improv series. Learn the foundational aspects of chording that will set you up for the ultimate improvisation success!
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How can you play any solos if you don't know your chords? Learn essential chording techniques from Marcelo Berestovoy that will help you develop into a serious improv player!Begin the Course
"How can you play any solos if you don't know your chords?" Marcelo looks to remedy this situation with his new Theory and Improv with Marcelo series. Learn foundational aspects of chording, along with the modes and scales that will make you a complete improv player!
A mastery of harmony is required before one can improvise successfully. The CAGED system is a tried and true method that compartmentalizes the visual shapes of chords and scales. In this lesson, Marcelo gives you his take on the CAGED system.
What is a chord? How do we know which notes make up the chords we are playing? Join Marcelo in this foundational lesson on identifying diatonic triads and 4 note chords!
Getting tired of the same old chords? Are those massive chord books not any help? Check out Marcelo's unique way of discovering new chords!
Join Marcelo as he continues to discover new chords! In this lesson, Marcelo puts the C major scale underneath each of the chords in the C tonality.
So far, Marcelo has shown us how to discover new chords by placing the diatonic scale on top of or underneath the chords. Now, he uses the chromatic scale to find more advanced chords.
Improvising: Where to start? Marcelo gives us some great, easy to follow jumping off points in this lesson on improvisation.
The modes are an often misunderstood aspect of guitar playing and improvisation in particular. In this lesson, Marcelo shares his perspective on the modes, starting with the major modes.
Now Marcelo takes a closer look at the most commonly used minor modes.
Join Marcelo as he applies some of the improv techniques we've learned so far to a 12 bar gypsy jazz etude.
"The Shiek of Araby" has been covered by countless artists. Now it's time to hear Marcelo's take on it! Join him as he integrates his improvisational tools into this timeless standard.
True to gypsy Jazz form, Marcelo teaches us one of his original compositions, "Pa'Cito". Watch as he invokes many of Django's original gypsy jazz stylings!
In part 2 of "Pa'Cito," Marcelo explains some scales that can be used when improvising over the progression.
In this lesson, Marcelo teaches a beginner's version of the classic tune from the early 1900's: "After You've Gone". Learn the basic chords, as well as the basic single note melody line.
Now Marcelo teaches us a much more advanced version of the standard, "After You've Gone". This version makes use of traditional gypsy jazz chord shapes and substitutions, as well as scales to use for your improvisation.
In this lesson, Marcelo shows us a simple, yet unique way of determining improv scales based on the chord tones. This will simplify and revolutionize you improvisation!
In this lesson, Marcelo takes us through the cycle of fifths and ends with a very cool etude to cement these sounds in your head!
Marcelo now teaches us his own, very beautiful gypsy bossa. Learn the chords, melody and improv concepts for this very catchy and unique tune!
Interested in adding new and different sounds to your improv? Check out Marcelo's unique method for doing just that!
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All of the above!!!!!
and he has his soft inteligent humor to make you remember things! Thanks Marcelo
I like Marcelo's instructional style; he explains in a very practical fashion, applies music concepts regarding guitar playing!
Beautiful playing and a very positive outlook. Looking forward to this series.
Beautifully explained, fun teacher, easy to follow. Thanks
This is the first time during the many years of trying to learn how to play the guitar that I feel enrolled in a class with an attainable goal. Awesome !
He provides step by step approach how to improvise from basic knowledge that what I am in need.
I had 4 teachers who learned me about scales, and none of them told me about the caged system.
Marcello's chats are very helpful and I'm coming back to use his theory and improv lessons to help push me along my guitar path.
Marcelo Sir i awesome
Professor Berestovoy is an excellent player and teacher.
Seriously the best teacher on JamPlay! Well worth the monthly fee just for him alone.
The best presentation on this material I have ever seen in my musical life.
Very good lesson, helped to put together lots of things I was aware of but couldn't quite fit altogether in a motivating way!
What a great way to explain modes...wow! Like cousins and everyone visiting each other at their house.
you're very lucky to have Marcelo on your team I believe!