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Gustavo Assis-Brasil

Gustavo Assis-Brasil

Gustavo Assis-Brasil is a Brazilian-American guitarist, composer, educator, and author based in Boston. He has written three books on hybrid picking and has taught at USC, Berklee, and Musicians Institute. For more information, visit


The Art of Repetition

The Art of Repetition: A Guide to Pedal Points and Ostinatos

November 25, 2017
Everyone from Coltrane to Coldplay uses repetition to create tension and interest. Here are a few tricks to get you started.
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Ted Greene

The Guitarist’s Guide to Counterpoint

June 18, 2016
The concept of playing two melodies simultaneously has been around for centuries. Such modern masters as Ted Greene, Jerry Reed, and Jimmy Wyble have demonstrated how these ancient principles can be applied to guitar.
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