Guitar Tutorial

Alex de Grassi - Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar

  n/a (0) - log in to review
12 Videos | Length: 1hr 35min 42sec
Sample this tutorial...
Own it Forever
$2499 Download
Site All-Access Pass
$15 /month Get Your Pass
  • image description 8:57

    Accents

    In this first video, Alex de Grassi welcomes you to the course and discusses how accents bring out key melodic and rhythmic notes in the music. He shows you some examples of accents.

  • image description 8:03

    Cross String Picking

    Alex explores cross string picking, and shows how they it is used to play melodies, scales, and rhythmic patterns.

  • image description 8:01

    Dynamics

    In this video, Alex shows how controlling the volume can make the music three dimensional.

  • image description 8:32

    Glissandos & Slides

    Alex shows how to change the rhythmic character and feel using Glissandos & Slides.

  • image description 8:17

    Hammer-Ons & Pull-Offs

    Alex demonstrates the two techniques, Hammer-Ons & Pull-Offs.

  • image description 6:32

    Polyrhythms & Cross Rhythms

    In this video, Alex demonstrates the use of cross rhythms and polyrythms, and how they are used.

  • image description 7:51

    String Stopping: Picking Hand

    Alex shows how to control the duration of notes using your picking hand.

  • image description 7:16

    String Stopping: Fret Hand

    In this video, Alex shows how to control the duration of notes using your fret hand.

  • image description 8:51

    Timbre: Contrasting Tone With Color

    Alex discusses using bright and dark colrs to contrast the tone.

  • image description 6:10

    Tone Production: Fingers

    Alex shows how to use the picking hand, specifically the fingers, to produce tone.

  • image description 9:16

    Tone Production: Thumb

    In this video, Alex shows how to use the thumb to pick and produce tone.

  • image description 7:56

    Vibrato & Pitch Modulation

    In this final video, Alex discusses the vibrato and pitch modulation techniques.

Product Overview


In this Hal Leonard video tutorial series, Grammy nominee Alex de Grassi, who is often cited as one of the world's top fingerstyle, steel-string guitarists, brings a unique voice to the art of acoustic guitar with his evocative compositions and arrangements, a highly orchestrated sound, and sheer virtuosity.

This video tutorial series features a dozen lessons on acoustic guitar tone and technique, taught by a true fingerstyle master. Topics covered include: accents, cross string picking, dynamics, glissandos and slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs, polyrhythms and cross rhythms, string stopping, timbre, tone production, vibrato and pitch modulation, and more!

If you play acoustic guitar this video series is a must watch.


Why Users Choose Us

There are many things our users love about Groove3, but a couple always stand out at the top when asked why people choose us as their learning resource.

Quality Content

We meticulously craft professional quality tutorials that are thoughtful, informative and done with attention to detail. We stand behind our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and are trusted by 1000s of users every day.

Save Time & Money

Our library brings over 1700 hours of quality instruction to you fingertips and we release new content every week. Don't waste your valuable time scouring the web for information you may never find or is cumbersome to use and potentially can't be trusted.


Reviews

- not reviewed

Reviews

- not reviewed
Alex de Grassi was born in Japan, and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He switched from trumpet to guitar at the age of 13 and immersed himself in American and British folk and blues traditions, eventually studying jazz and classical guitar. Since then he has become widely acclaimed as a leading innovator and virtuoso of acoustic guitar, fusing a variety of guitar traditions into a highly orchestrated sound. The Wall Street Journal has called his playing “flawless” and Billboard hails his “intricate finger-picking technique with an uncanny gift for melodic invention."  
 
Alex’s thirty years of international touring include performances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Montreux Jazz Festival and numerous guitar festivals.  Alex has been commissioned by Acoustic Guitar Magazine to compose a concerto for steel-string guitar and string orchestra, and twice by the New York Guitar Festival to score for their Silent Films/Live Guitars series.
 
The Alex de Grassi Fingerstyle Guitar Method is rapidly emerging as the authoritative method for fingerstyle guitar instruction.

Products by Alex

  • image description
    tutorial video

    Alex de Grassi - Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar

    In this Hal Leonard video tutorial series, Grammy nominee Alex de Grassi, who is often cited as one of the world's top fingerstyle, steel-string guitarists, brings a unique voice to the art of acoustic guitar with his evocative compositions and arrangements, a highly orchestrated sound, and sheer virtuosity.

You might be also interested in

Eight songs from the Disney+ TV miniseries based on Marvel Comics characters are presented in this collection for piano, voice and guitar. It includes the series end credits theme by original score composer Christophe Beck, “Wanda's Theme” plus seven individual episode themes by the talented Disney Frozen and Coco songwriting team of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez: Agatha All Along • Let's Keep It Going • Making It up As We Go Along • A Newlywed Couple • W-V 2000 • WandaVision! • and We Got Something Cookin'.

The Black Crowes have sold over 35 million albums and are still actively touring. This collection features 12 of their best transcribed note for note for guitar with standard notation and tablature. Songs include: Hard to Handle • Jealous Again • Kickin' My Heart Around • Remedy • She Talks to Angels • Sister Luck • Sometimes Salvation • Soul Singing • Sting Me • Thorn in My Pride • Twice As Hard • Wiser Time.

Billy Joel's keyboardist and Musical Director David Rosenthal has carefully arranged all the tracks from the Piano Man's iconic “Greatest Hits Volume I & II,” combining the piano parts and vocal melodies into playable arrangements with accurate transcriptions of those classic piano parts that are integral to each song. All 26 hit songs from the double album are in this collection, including: Allentown • Big Shot • The Entertainer • Honesty • It's Still Rock and Roll to Me • Just the Way You Are • The Longest Time • Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) • New York State of Mind • Only the Good Die Young • Piano Man • She's Always a Woman • Tell Her About It • Uptown Girl • You May Be Right • and more. This souvenir folio also includes a foreword by Rosenthal plus great photos of Billy.

The All-Access Pass gives you just that, instant online access to every single video tutorial currently on the site and any ones that get added during your membership.

Get a step-by-step breakdown of Johnny Winter's signature guitar styles and techniques!

From jazz to rock to funk, and bebop to Kravitz, super-drummer Cindy Blackman gives it up in this instructional video series. A woman with many facets, she performs six songs with her band, covering a multitude of styles in both acoustic and electric formats.

17 songs from Swift's 2020 surprise release of piano and guitar tunes which she wrote and recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic. Songs include: Betty • Cardigan • Exile (feat. Bon Iver) • Illicit Affairs • The Lakes • The Last Great American Dynasty • Mad Woman • The 1 • Peace • and more.

This fabulous collection features 34 of Elton's all-time greatest hits, including: Bennie and the Jets • The Bitch Is Back • Can You Feel the Love Tonight • Candle in the Wind • Crocodile Rock • Don't Go Breaking My Heart • Don't Let the Sun Go down on Me • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road • Honky Cat • I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues • I'm Still Standing • Philadelphia Freedom • Rocket Man (I Think It's Gonna Be a Long Long Time) • Sad Songs (Say So Much) • Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting) • Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word • Tiny Dancer • Your Song • and more!

35 hit singles from this iconic rock group featuring the vocal stylings of Freddie Mercury are included in this updated edition for piano, voice and guitar. Includes: Another One Bites the Dust • Bohemian Rhapsody • Crazy Little Thing Called Love • Don't Stop Me Now • Fat Bottomed Girls • I Want It All • Killer Queen • Radio Ga Ga • Somebody to Love • Under Pressure • We Are the Champions • We Will Rock You • You're My Best Friend • and more.

Grande's fourth studio album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard® Hot 100. Our matching folio features all 15 tracks, including: An Angel Cried • Blazed • Breathin • Everytime • God Is a Woman • The Light Is Coming • No Tears Left to Cry • Pete Davidson • Successful • and more.

In this vintage video series, the tragic and ultimately heroic story of one of the most awe-inspiring and innovative metal guitar heroes of the eighties Jason Becker is told. As co-member of Cacophony, with Marty Friedman, Becker defined the liquid-smooth super-complex playing style that characterized the Los Angeles guitarists of the decade.

This is the Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook for Billie Eilish's debut studio album which reached the top of the Billboard® 200 album charts. Learn to play and sing all 13 tracks on the album with this songbook today!

Navigating the guitar fretboard is a complex undertaking, full of endless possibilities that are often confusing to choose. But now, memorizing these patterns is made clear! Author Tom Fleming shows you how to internalize the map of the fingerboard, highlighting useful tools such as: scales, intervals, chords, arpeggios and much more!

Alex de Grassi - Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar is rated 0.0 out of 5 by 0 .
We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. By continuing to use this site you agree to the use of cookies. View Privacy Policy