Advanced Fusion Guitar

Transform your playing.
Join prodigious guitarist Manuel Gardner Fernandes as he guides you through the cutting edge of fusion guitar.



for intermediate & advanced players

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  • Learn to shred effortlessly
  • Level up your playing with genre-defying techniques
  • Track your progress
  • Comes with unlimited access to all lessons on Pickup Music

Step-by-step Instruction

45 lessons

HD video tutorials with interactive TAB, chord charts and PDF class notes


3 week commitment

Learn at your own pace. Most students take three weeks to complete this class.


Play fast & fluid

Learn advanced, genre-defying techniques that will take your playing to new heights.

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Lessons for every step of your guitar learning journey - from beginner to expert.

An immersive online class

Level up your guitar skills

Join Manuel Gardner Fernandes as he breaks down the advanced fusion techniques behind his signature sound.
In this Master Class, you’ll learn versatile techniques through the lens of fusion guitar to help you improve as a guitarist.

Part I.

Part I. How to Play Guitar Faster

Learning how to shred doesn’t happen overnight. In this section, Manuel sets you up to start playing lightning-fast guitar.

Part II.

Part II. Percussive Strumming

Percussive strumming is a key part of Manuel's sound. In this section, he breaks down the technique so you can  adapt it to your own playing.

Part III.

Part III. Tapping Harmonics

Tapping harmonics are more than just a party trick if you know how to use them tastefully. Here, you'll learn how to tap – from absolute basics to speeding it up.

Part IV.

Part IV. Tone & Sounds Tips

Here, we'll get conceptual with lessons on vibrato, pickup configurations, post production, slides, and natural harmonics.

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Part V. Advanced Fusion Licks

Add some new tricks to your vocabulary with these 10 ready-to-jam fusion licks.

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Part VI. SongSquad

To wrap up, you'll learn three original tunes by Manuel that tie together previous sections of the class.

Hear why students love this class

Learn what makes Manuel Gardner Fernandes' Master Class so popular

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I love it. I’ve already delved into a lesson and it’s helping me get past a plateau in my guitar playing. It’s such a great value and a great idea to have lessons accessible to people without leaving home.

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Learn at your own pace

Learn through a step-by-step curriculum

This class is best suited for intermediate and advanced guitarists. The curriculum was crafted by our team of master's-level and professional touring musicians to give you the best possible pathway for improving on the guitar.

Manuel Gardner Fernandes


Manuel Gardner Fernandes

Manuel has quickly established himself as a technical and brilliant new voice in the online guitar world. He’s an Ibanez artist and his progressive metal band, Unprocessed, has opened for Polyphia and other giants of the prog rock scene. 



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  • Artist Toolkit 
  • Jam Tracks
  • Members-only forum
  • Enter in the Emerging Artist Fund