Fingerstyle for the Modern Guitarist

Live Guitar Course: Explore the concepts and techniques required of modern fingerstylists throughout the world.

Join Marcelo Berestovoy as he explores the various concepts and techniques needed by today's fingerstylists. Learn fingerpicking basics, along with core concepts used in Latin, Jazz, Folk and Blues music. Come join us guitar in hand!

Fingerstyle for the Modern Guitarist

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We have upgraded, revamped, and organized in-studio, live weekly workshops broadcasted in 1080p. These focused, task-based workshops include full tablature, interactivity with the instruction, and even homework each week.

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Each live course is equipped with full tablature and even backing tracks. Our live lessons are focused, planned, and even provide homework on how to improve and look forward to the next week.

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Our staff fields questions from the audience throughout each section, and opens for questions throughout each course. You also have the ability to call in live with your own video stream!

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And of course, we keep everything, so if you miss a week you can always watch our archive of live courses. Tabs, backing tracks, and a full course PDF are provided for students, along with homework for each week! Interact with other students along with the teacher and get the instruction you need to advance your playing.

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Week 1

07/23/2020 at 2pm

Intro to Fingerpicking

In this first week, Marcelo examines basic fundamentals of fingerpicking, including rest strokes vs. free strokes, strumming, and using nails vs. using the flesh of your fingers.

Week 2

07/30/2020 at 2pm

Latin #1 - Brazilian Bossa Patterns

The Brazilian bossa pattern is best known in songs like 'The Girl from Ipanema'. In this lesson, Marcelo teaches us some popular shell chords, as well as how to use chords you already know in this style.

Week 3

08/06/2020 at 2pm

Latin #2 - Rumba

The Rumba is the most used Spanish guitar rhythm in Latin and Pop music made famous worldwide by the Gypsy Kings & Rodrigo & Gabiela. Join Marcelo as he explores Rumba techniques used on the right and left hands!

Week 4

08/13/2020 at 2pm

Discovering the Modes Through Fingerpicking

This week, Marcelo explores the modes as a creative tool when using fingerpicking techniques.

Week 5

08/20/2020 at 2pm

Latin #3 - Bolero

The Bolero rhythm is one of the most famous rhythms in the world as exemplified in Spanish songs like 'Bésame mucho'. Join Marcelo as he dives into this unique rhythm style.

Week 6

08/27/2020 at 2pm

Folk Fingerpicking One Step at a Time

This week Marcelo gets us up and running with traditional Folk fingerpicking used on such songs as 'Dust in the Wind'. Learn how to use alternating bass lines and how to add melodies to your chords!

Week 7

09/03/2020 at 2pm

Fingerpicking and the Blues

Using fingerpicking techniques in Blues is very common. In this week's lesson, Marcelo shows us techniques and concepts like the two finger blues, walking basslines and some chord substitutions.

Week 8

09/10/2020 at 2pm

Fingerpicking While Improvising

This week Marcelo takes a look at scale and arpeggio patterns to use when improvising while fingerpicking, as well as some horizontal Gypsy Jazz style playing.

Week 9

09/17/2020 at 2pm

Fingerpicking on Electric Guitar

Yes, fingerpicking is not just for acoustic! This week, we take a look at how to use your fingerpicking skills to play classic rock, blues, jazz and pop on the electric guitar.

Week 10

09/24/2020 at 2pm

Fingerpicking and Jazz

In the final week of the course, Marcelo explores using your fingerpicking with Jazz. This includes walking bass lines, playing chords and using the thumb to play octaves.

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