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LESSONS

Whether you're a beginner hoping to hit the ground running, or an experienced player looking for a new perspective; I offer both in-person and virtual lessons to help you meet your goals.

I teach a wide variety of topics including:

  • Guitar Related Music Theory

  • Sight Reading

  • Songwriting

  • Chord Melody Arranging

  • Soloing Through Changes

  • Tips for your Tone

  • Music Recording

  • Music Marketing

+ MORE

CHECK OUT SOME FREE LESSON MATERIALS BELOW

Having an understanding of the Pentatonic Scale is crucial to being able to solo as a guitarist, as well as visualize the fretboard.  In these three videos, we'll go over:

  1. Five Pentatonic Boxes

  2. Connecting the Pentatonic Boxes with two shapes

  3. Apply them to any key with one simple trick

Click the buttons to watch the videos and download the lesson materials.

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MATEUS ASATO LESSONS

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"LAVA ME" is a Mateus Asato original.  This is a great exercise for a number of techniques including:

  • Finger picking

  • Open Harmonics

  • Developing an understanding of DADGAD

"Chords" is a Mateus Asato original.  This is a great exercise for a number of techniques including:

  • Bending in tune

  • Fingerpicking

  • Getting comfortable with the Pentatonic Scale

  • Harmonizing melody notes with 3rds and 6ths

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"Bluesy Wednesday" is a Mateus Asato original.  This is a great exercise for a number of techniques including:

  • Bending in tune

  • Vibrato

  • Double Stops

  • Harmonics,

  • Fingerpicking while hiding the pick 

  • Harmonizing lead lines with 3rds and 6ths.

"You'll Be In My Heart" is a song by Phil Collins, arranged by Mateus Asato for solo guitar.  This is a great exercise for a number of techniques including:

  • Chord Melody Arranging

  • Using Triad Inversions

  • Utilizing Open Strings

  • Fingerpicking

  • Harmonizing melody notes with 3rds and 6ths

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"Let It Be" is a song by The Beatles, arranged by Mateus Asato for solo guitar.  This is a great exercise for a number of techniques including:

  • Chord Melody Arranging

  • Using Triad Inversions

  • Utilizing Open Strings

  • Fingerpicking

  • Harmonizing melody notes with 3rds and 6ths

  • Bending in tune

BEGINNER LESSONS

Blackbird is a classic that I think any aspiring guitarist or singer/songwriter should have in their repertoire.  This is a great song to learn for a variety of techniques including:

  1. Fingerpicking

  2. Playing in time

  3. Learning partial chord shapes

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If you're relatively comfortable with the guitar and you want to take a stab at finger picking, this is a great place to start.  In the lesson, we cover the chord shapes, the fingerpicking pattern, and how to practice each.

 
Interested in a one on one?