How to Play Yesterday for Solo Guitar by The Beatles (Guitar Lesson)


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Marcelo Berestovoy

Yesterday for Solo Guitar

Join Marcelo for his beautiful solo guitar arrangement of Yesterday. This lesson includes an intermediate solo guitar version, a beginning solo guitar version, and an improv version that will show you how to play the song with another guitarist or band.

Taught by Marcelo Berestovoy in The Beatles for Solo Guitar seriesLength: 36:59Difficulty: 3.5 of 5


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jpbluestringjpbluestring replied on December 26th, 2017

So much interesting material - many thanks for this great lesson.

bobtyrrellbobtyrrell replied on August 19th, 2016

Really nice arrangement and relatively easy to play despite a few finger changes I'm still fumbling over. Like the way it lends itself to an occasional enriching of the sound by brushing the whole chord

LornaRLornaR replied on April 28th, 2016

Confused...where is the TAB for the4-Beginner Version?

Marcelo1Marcelo1 replied on May 10th, 2016

Page 5 of the PDF

alfrednoelalfrednoel replied on February 19th, 2016

Marcelo, thank you for this fantastic fingerstyle arrangement of Yesterday.....and the guitar playing is awesome, done with seemingly little effort, but so beautifully executed. It's great to have you amongst us....

silentnoisesilentnoise replied on February 18th, 2016

Thank you so much for turning my day around with this lesson. Wow it is powerful.

The Beatles for Solo Guitar

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

In this series Marcelo provides a unique perspective on classic Beatles songs. These original arrangements will allow you to perform the melody and chords all in one! As a bonus, Marcelo does an in depth harmonic analysis and shows how to improvise solos over the chords as well.



Lesson 1

Yesterday for Solo Guitar

Join Marcelo for his beautiful solo guitar arrangement of Yesterday. This lesson includes an intermediate solo guitar version, a beginning solo guitar version, and an improv version that will show you...

Length: 36:59 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

Blackbird for Solo Guitar

The guitar part that Paul McCartney plays on Blackbird is already legendary, but just imagine playing the vocal melody line on top of the guitar part! Marcelo shows you step by step how to do just that....

Length: 41:23 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 3

All My Loving for Solo Guitar

"All My Loving" may not be the first Beatles song you think of when developing solo guitar versions of Beatles songs, but Marcelo has chosen this one, and it stands out due to it's beautiful melody and...

Length: 54:03 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

A Hard Day's Night for Solo Guitar

Join Marcelo as he takes the classic Beatles song, A Hard Day's Night, and shows us his original solo guitar arrangement. In addition, Marcelo also gives you insight into improvising over the chords!

Length: 33:52 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only

About Marcelo Berestovoy View Full Biography 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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