How to Play A Hard Day's Night for Solo Guitar by The Beatles (Guitar Lesson)


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Marcelo Berestovoy

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!

Taught by Marcelo Berestovoy in The Beatles for Solo Guitar seriesLength: 33:52Difficulty: 3.5 of 5


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chris sturtchris sturt replied on February 28th, 2018

Lots of unnecessary bracketed notes in the tab which makes it look more complicated than what it needs to be...shame the instructors don't realise that.

keithcymrukeithcymru replied on April 6th, 2016

i am in awe of this version.. cant stop listening to it.. just wish i was advanced enough to learn... simply amazing and beautiful Marcelo...

alfrednoelalfrednoel replied on March 2nd, 2016

Marcelo......thank you much for this fantastic fingerstyle version, for me it's always a great pleasure to stumble across the rare fingerstyle version of any great tune.....you've definitely accomplished that ! In addition, it's a real challenge playing this tune up to speed.

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.



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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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