He Plays His Guitar As If It Were A Drum
Jun 25, 2015
This particular arrangement is played in fingerstyle, a technique that calls for plucking the strings directly. When he decided to take on a song as famous as "Beat It," Rivera knew he had to create a version that was truly his own. As he listened to the original, he decided to attempt to play all three facets of the song (the main riff, the vocal melody and the percussion) together with just his guitar.
This is Michael Jackson like you've likely never heard him before. Spanish guitarist Miguel Rivera has taught others to play the instrument for over a decade, runs a website with lessons and community forums, and he rearranges and reimagines music to share his passion for guitar.