Classes & Workshops

In Person or Online & Masterclasses

“I started weekly guitar lessons with Nuno about a year ago and I recommend him without hesitation!

Besides being an amazing musician, he is an excellent guitar teacher, with whom I learn the theory and improve my technique.

5 stars!”

Fernando

Lawyer

“I was looking for a Jazz Guitar teacher in Lisbon and some people advised me to call Nuno. What a good choice I made.

Nuno is an excellent musician and a very good person. He makes me improve at my own pace, thoroughly and patiently explaining me the music and the theory. I really progressed a lot with him.

He’s always in a good mood and has lots of advices to improve. He is never late and he is reachable to talk outside classes. I am very happy to meet Nuno and to start building a friendship with him. My advice, just contact him blindly and take care of him because you wont find such a good teacher.”

Nicolas

Scuba Diver, PADI

“Nuno Marinho is an experienced and well known teacher, a natural leader who shares his knowledge with his peers and students.

Also, he is one of the most innovative pedagogues in musical teaching methods. He has a pro active roll in developing workshops and maximizing performance.”

Cemaudium

School Of Music

Gyspy Jazz

Learn to play Django Reinhardt’s music. Develop your comping technique with La Pompe, play Licks or Solos from the Master, and create your own style of playing this genre.

Furthermore, you can develop your playing learning the style and phrasing of Bireli Lagrene, Stochelo Rosenberg, Adrien Moignard, Andreas Oberg, Gonzalo Bergara, Robin Nolan and others.


				

What You Will Learn

Beginners

  • La Pompe
  • Right Hand Comping
  • Swing, Bossa and Bolero Comping
  • Chords, Voicings and Inversions
  • Manouche and Sinti Fingerings
  • Scales and Arpeggios
  • The Repertoire 

Intermediate/Advanced

  • Solos & Licks from the Masters
  • Building Speed
  • Dynamics
  • Improvisation
  • How to develop Creative Ideas
  • Picking Patterns
  • Rest Stroke
  • Down Up Down, Double Down
  • Comping Accents & Tremolando
  • Chord Progressions
  • Diatonic and Tritonic Substitutions
  • Super Imposed Harmonies

Pop, Rock & Beyond

If you’re looking to learn some Pop Rock songs, or Reggae, Ska, Funk and the like, I have the perfect method for you. The Music Book “Rhythm Guitar Fundamentals – Vol 1” has +120 songs from a variety of genres. You’ll be challenged to build your repertoire by increasing the difficulty level of the rhythmic patterns, and being stimulated to try improvising over the progressions or learn the original solo.


				

What You Will Learn

  • Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Pink Floyd
  • Queen
  • Jason Mraz
  • Jamiroquai
  • Audio Slave
  • Nirvana
  • Guns N’ Roses
  • Jeff Buckley
  • Adele
  • Maroon 5
  • James
  • Extreme
  • James Morison
  • Beatles
  • Pearl Jam
  • Cesária Évora
  • Bob Marley
  • and many more…

Harmony & Theory

Visual and aural understanding of songs opens harmonic and melodic possibilities for improvising Jazz. Using Standards progressions build creative and unexpected options for rhythm playing and soloing.

What You Will Learn

  • Analysis of chord progressions
  • Relationship between chords
  • Tension and Resolution
  • II V I (major and minor)
  • Melody Chords
  • Walking Bass
  • Comping
  • Developing Harmonic Concepts
  • Generating New Ideas
  • Diatonic Substitutions
  • Tritonic substitutions
  • Harmonization for Rhythm Guitar
  • Using Harmonization on Solos
  • Superimposed Harmonies
  • Playing Outside the Chord Changes

Pat Metheny

After several years playing Pat Metheny’s music and transcribing his Solos, the Tribute Band for the “PM Group” and “PM Trio” were born in the year 2013. If you’d like to play Metheny’s songs, solos or improvise like Pat, you’ve come to the right place.


				

Discography

Some of the songs covered through the years include Bright Size Life, James, So May It Secretly Begin, Last Train Home, Spring Ain’t Here, Travels, Lone Jack, Phase Dance, Goodbye, Last Train Home, Song For Bilbao, And Then I Knew, Are You Going With Me and many others.


				

What You Will Learn

  • Melodic Phrasing
  • Rhythmic feel
  • Articulation
  • Technique
  • Double Picking
  • Playing Thirds
  • Open Triads
  • Harmonic Concepts
  • Composing like Pat
  • Analysis of the Repertoire
  • Repertoire (from different phases)
  • Sound and Timbre
  • Side Stepping
  • Idiomatic Licks and Solos
  • PM Trio Repertoire
  • PM Group Repertoire
  • Development through the years
  • Pedals and Effects
  • Improvising in the style of PM

Coaching: Mental Training

What You Will Learn

  • The most effective learning process
  • Accelerate and consolidate learning
  • All about Genius and Natural Talent
  • The concept “Deep Practice”
  • Inspiration and Motivation
  • Masters: what do they do differently?
  • How to deal with Procrastination?
  • Olympic athletes training strategies
  • Short Term Vs. Long Term Results
  • Dealing with errors and weaknesses
  • Mental resilience and trust
  • Rest: Pauses, Breaks and Holidays
  • Personal Daily Workout Routine

The Background

Since 2013 I’ve been researching the most effective learning and practice methods, with the Victorian College Of Arts in Melbourne and the most prestigious sports psychologist, and coaches in the States, such as Don Green and Noa Kageyama.

The Benefits

This Zen-like approach to mental, creative and technical aspects of Improvised Music are fundamental in order to develop a personal musical language or mastering the phrasing of your favorite artists.

The Tools

Multiple fields of knowledge are cross-referenced for the ultimate learning experience: Music, Jazz, Creativity, Meditation, Mindfulness, Psychology, Yoga, Pilates and Top Performers Workout.

All Classes ARE advised to:

  • Gypsy Jazz, Swing, Bossa Nova, Blues, Funk and Jazz lovers
  • Instrumentalist and Singers looking for the proper tools to progress
  • Jazz Harmony and Theory enthusiasts
  • Students looking for a professional pedagogue to steer your progress
  • Adults who want to be a part of a community
  • Everyone who wants to play with other musicians
  • Guitar lovers who want another chance on using their Guitar Collection
  • People looking for how to learn better and faster

Classes are NOT advised to:

  • Internet tourists looking for every kind of free material online
  • Death Metal fans and head bangers!
  • Parents who would like their kids to learn any instrument
  • Prejudiced musicians and jazz purists

What you will get:

  • A proven method for better learning, practicing and performing
  • Melodic interpretation and variation
  • Comping, accents and dynamics
  • Soloing, improvising and creating new licks and creative ideas
  • Building a repertoire
  • Understanding your idols idiosyncrasies
  • Developing your personal phrasing and sound
  • Surpass lack of motivation, procrastination or a feeling of stagnancy
  • How to play with other musicians
  • Participate in jam sessions and meet likewise people to play with
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