Learn How To Arrange Your Own Fingerstyle Covers Of Popular Songs
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
- How To Arrange Fingerstyle Covers
- How To Play "Billie Jean"
- How To Play Alex's Signature Techniques
- How Alex Creates His Unique Sound
IN ADDITION YOU GET:
- Full Guitar Pro TAB download
- Original PDF TAB download
- Alex's Gear & Pedalboard Rundown
- LIVE Cover Arrangement Footage
At the age of only 20, Alexandr Misko has burst onto the fingerstyle scene, establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with. From his expert arrangements of timeless classics to beautiful original compositions, his music is now taking him touring all over the world, performing with some of the greatest acoustic guitarists of our time like Mike Dawes or Jon Gomm.
Alexandr showed a real artistic flair for arrangement, interpreting music from the likes of Linkin Park, Eric Clapton and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Despite the hugely varying styles of these artists, Alexandr managed to consolidate them into his arrangements.
He was enjoying moderate domestic success as well as a reasonable online following, but it wasn’t until late 2016 where all of the skills he had accumulated over the years culminated in an intricate, expertly executed cover of Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean. The track was a viral hit, amassing millions of views and exposing him not only to the music fans of the world but also caught the attention of the leading players in the fingerstyle community.
In 2018 he landed two further viral hits with his cover arrangements of Careless Whisper and Pirates of The Caribbean. Out of this continued effort, Alexandr has started getting international bookings for tours, interview appearances and even a TED Talk.
In this masterclass, you’re going to get a full-on crash course in every aspect of Alex’s signature playing style. Not only will you leave this course with the ability to play one of Alex’s best-known pieces, but you should also leave with all the skills you need to start arranging your own fingerstyle covers.
This course is accessible to every playing style, so whether you are brand new to advanced techniques, or a seasoned veteran looking to diversify their style, Alexandr’s masterclass has something for you.
1. Alex's Introduction
At the start, Alexandr will introduce himself.
2. Guitar, Pickups & Nails
Learn everything about Alexandr Misko's guitar, his modified guitar setup, his pickup system and his nails.
3. Pedalboard Rundown
extraordinary guitar sound. Learn every detail about his pedalboard, signal chain and effects settings.
4. The Cascade Technique
In this first exercise, Alex teaches you one of his fun to play fingerstyle exercises that creates a cascade like sound by combining several open natural harmonics. This exercise can be perfectly incorporated into your own music.
5. Two-Handed Tapping (Alex Style)
Alexandr considers his second exercise not as an exercise but rather a pure joy to play. You will learn how Alex uses two hand tapping to create beautiful melodies on the guitar that should inspire you to write your own tapping riffs.
6. The Braid Technique (Signature Technique)
The Braid Technique is a signature technique of Alex’s that he has developed several years ago but haven’t used in his songs yet. Be one of the first to learn this technique and make your playing more interesting.
7. How To Arrange Fingerstyle Covers
This masterclass lesson is all about Alexandr’s approach on arranging his outstanding fingerstyle guitar covers of famous songs, such as “Careless Whisper”, “Billie Jean” or “Pirates of the Caribbean”.
8. How To Find The Right Tuning
Alternate tunings or open tunings are key when composing fingerstyle cover versions, in order to be able to combine many different voicings on a single guitar. Alex breaks down his process of coming up with the right tuning.
9. LIVE Process Of Arranging Covers [1/2]
Experience the live process of Alexandr arranging a well-known song on the guitar. In this session, he works on a song he has not practiced before, so you can experience his creative writing process live.
10. LIVE Process Of Arranging Covers [2/2]
In this second half, Alex presents his final version of this tune’s main riff. In the lesson before you will have experienced the complete process, and now you can hear and learn the final result.
11. Billie Jean - Arrangement Process (Bass & Beat)
One of Alexandr’s most famous fingerstyle covers has been Michael Jackson’s mega hit “Billie Jean”. This arrangement of Billie Jean made him famous overnight. In this lesson, Alex shows you his arrangement process in detail. You’ll start with the foundation of the piece, creating the signature bassline and a catchy backbeat.
12. Billie Jean - Tuning & Techniques
One important aspect of Alex’s version of Billie Jean is the tuning and the techniques he uses to emulate the original song as good as possible on just one acoustic guitar. In this lesson you will exactly how he came up with the tuning and learn the techniques he uses.
13. Billie Jean - Verse
Learn how to play the verse part of Michael Jackson’s tune Billie Jean.
14. Billie Jean - Pre-Chorus
After the verse you will get to know how to play the pre-chorus of Billie Jean.
15. Billie Jean - Chorus
Learn how to play the chorus of Billie Jean.
16. Billie Jean - Solo Part
In the last Billie Jean tutorial you will learn how the play the catchy solo part fingerstyle.
17. Final Practicing Advice
Finally, Alexandr gives you his final advice on how to practice to become a well-rounded fingerstyle guitarist.
17 Video Tutorials Including TABs
All tutorials are produced in high quality video and audio to guarantee the best possible learning experience.
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