Brazilian fingerstyle and acoustic guitarist Renan Rusch has carved a notable musical path since his childhood in Rio Grande, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Born on February 8, 1996, he shared a passion for the guitar with his brother from an early age, a passion that was largely self-taught and from DVDs of his favorite guitarists, due to the lack of easy Internet access. It was by borrowing his brother’s underused Giannini guitar that Renan devoted himself to practicing the instrument.
Renan’s evolution as a musician took a new dimension with the advent of the Internet and his discovery of YouTube. This tool opened the doors to fingerstyle, a style he previously thought was inaccessible. With perseverance, he embarked on an intense learning process, marked by hours of watching, pausing, and repeating online videos.
Renan’s musical influences are varied, but it is Tommy Emmanuel who has significantly marked his playing style. In addition, he draws influence from blues legends like Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and BB King. His instrument of choice is a unique guitar, custom-made by Brazilian luthier Lucas Campoy. Inspired by Martin’s OM models but slightly larger, this guitar has a German spruce top and Brazilian walnut sides and back.
With an active presence on Instagram with boasts 144K followers, Renan shares his talent and experience through videos of his performances, mostly arrangements of other artists’ pieces. And on his Patreon account, where he offers tutorials and arrangements sorted by level.
I like Guitar Pro because it helps me create tutorials on Instagram, produce tutorials of my arrangements for Patreon, and develop educational materials for my students.
Moreover, I’ve used it to create more complex arrangements.