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Tip of the day: right hand sleeve

Tip of the day: right hand sleeve

You have invested on a handmade guitar. You wish to keep it new and to enjoy all its tone qualities. Using a right-hand sleeve will allow you to protect your guitar soundboard from sweat on the top, and will help your right-hand technique to reach different regions...

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Tip of the day: right hand sleeve

Tip of the day: left hand positions

Beggining June 1, 2020 and as long as the quarentine lasts in Brasilia, Brazil, I'll post tips for you, in English, on Mondays and Thursdays. Today's video was about how to reach all the regions on the guitar, as Abel Carlevaro describes.Check them...

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Recommendation: Abel Carlevaro Library

Recommendation: Abel Carlevaro Library

Materials, such as sheet music, scores, arrangments, manuscripts (in several versions, in some cases), editions, among others, from Abel Carlevaro's personal archive are now avaiable free and online. Abel Carlevaro was the most important guitar teacher in the 20th...

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Where are you, Alvaro? – part 1

Where are you, Alvaro? – part 1

It's true, I've been missing from the social media - to some extent, from my website as well - since late 2018. But I will explain, in parts, why I was away. In early 2018 I was working in the Distrito Federal State Government, in governor`s Rodrigo Rollemberg...

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Video Guitar Through the Ages COMPLETE (free)

Video Guitar Through the Ages COMPLETE (free)

It was very special for me making the DVD "Guitar Through the Ages". This project allowed me the opportunity to show pieces of music from the arrival of Europeans in the Americas to present day on the instruments of each era. The project, funded by the DF's Culture...

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How melodies are composed (part 2) (video)

How melodies are composed (part 2) (video)

In this "Music Talks" I expand one of the ideas I mentioned on our first video, about how melodies are composed (watch it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSevH-nSTvQ). On the first video, I focused on "universal" features that lead to the creation of melodies, such...

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Music Talks… what’s the “classical” guitar (video)

Music Talks… what’s the “classical” guitar (video)

What is the classical guitar? Why is it called so? Because it is "classical", is it a different instrument from a guitar? Get answers to those questions and also know a little bit about the classical guitar and its curiosities: did you know it used strings made of gut...

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Music Talks…. Melody (video)

Music Talks…. Melody (video)

Melody is a very special component of music. So special it is, that many confuse melody with the music itself. How often have we heard things like "I like this music because of its melody" or "This melody is so beautiful, therefore I like this music"? But, although we...

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“Irmas Cajazeiras” competing at Brazil’s National Radio Music Festival 2018

LANÇAMENTOS 2018 I (ÁUDIO/ PODCAST)

Dando destaque a novos lançamentos de música clássica, vamos ouvir faixas do CD Brincadeira a Cinco, do Quinteto de Brasília (músicas de Amaral Vieira, Arthur Bosmans e Liduíno Pitombeira); do CD Oboé do Brasil (músicas de Sérgio Nogueira, Liduíno Pitombeira e Rodrigo...

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