Gustavo Assis-Brasil: Maracatude and Pentarum - Advanced Hybrid Picking Etude

This etude is part of the "Advanced Hybrid Picking Etudes Vol.1" package, available for download at

"Gustavo’s new book is the perfect resource for any guitarist interested in improving or widening their abilities with hybrid picking. Where I find most educational material either too dense or too dry, Gustavo has (as always) found the perfect way to present both a clear methodology and a fountain of musically interesting examples and etudes."
-Plini, Guitarist

“These expertly constructed exercises invite you to a contemporary world of structured tonalities, through which you are able to progress and transcend style.”
--Vardan Ovsepian, Composer, Pianist

"Gustavo's creative, angular etudes will challenge your mind and your hands in equal measure; attempt to learn them and you'll have your work cut out for you! I find myself especially drawn to the hauntingly beautiful lines derived from Messiaen's 3rd mode of limited transposition (Volume 2), all symmetric in design."
--Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry, Meshuggah)

"Get ready for Gustavo Assis-Brasil's newest and most challenging book on studies using the Hybrid Picking technique. Already known for his sophisticated language and complete approach to the technique, Gustavo's "Advanced Hybrid Picking Etudes" presents valuable studies that will take you to the next level. The material is the most comprehensive ever made on the subject and has detailed applications of all your movements. I highly recommend it.”
--Isaac Negrene, Guitarist

“In this new book, Gustavo Assis-Brasil presents a lot of material for exploring the mechanics of the guitar musically with the hybrid picking technique and also permutations for the left hand. A progressive approach is presented throughout the course, from preliminary etudes in the beginning, to full-fledged compositions that incorporate Brazilian rhythms. The compositions also have a sort of algorithmic approach in the transformation of raw permutations into real music. An outstanding resource for music and guitar.”
--Dr. Julio Herrlein, Composer, Guitarist, Author, and Professor at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul


Gustavo Assis-Brasil - Maracatude (Advanced Hybrid Picking Etude)

Gustavo Assis-Brasil - Pentarum (Advanced Hybrid Picking Etude)