Algerian musician Karim Tariket plays ‘mandole’ built by luthier Lineu Bravo

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Luthier Lineu Bravo built for the Algerian musician Karim Tariket a ‘mandole’, also known as ‘Algerian bandola’, with Canadian cedar top, Indian Jacaranda Back and ebony elevated fingerboard.

Karim reported how he got to know about Lineu’s job: “I brought to Brazil a ‘mandole’ from Algeria, however there was a problem with the fretboard. Then I started looking for a luthier on the internet and I found Lineu’s number. So I called him! Ever since he told me he didn’t do maintenance, I asked him if he could do a new one for me. I sent him pictures of my ‘mandole’. Lineu said he could and he did! I’ve seen some videos of him on Youtube and I really liked it.” The Algerian musician talked a little bit about his instrument: ‘The ‘mandole’ is a traditional instrument in Algeria. It has been widely used to play ‘chaabi’, the Popular Music from Algeria. Nowadays it is also used to play a lot of music genres.”

Karim used to play chaabi in the beginning of his career: “I’ve already played a mix of music genres in a group. Nowadays I am preparing a new album with my friend Rangel Cruz.”

About Lineu Bravo

Lineu Bravo is an autodidact luthier and fond of good music. From an early age he developed intimacy with wood at his father workshop. He built his first instrument when he was 14. Since then, his guitars, ‘cavacos’, mandolins and ‘violas’ have been purchased by respected musicians. Guinga, Marcus Tardelli, Zélia Duncan, Marco Pereira, João Bosco, Yamandú Costa, Chico Buarque, Ulisses Rocha, Hamilton de Holanda, Ângela Muner, Rogério Caetano, Maurício Carrilho, Luciana Rabello, João Lyra, Maurício Marques, Edson Lopes, Alessandro Penezzi, Juarez Moreira, Fernando César, Jayme Vignoli, Flávio Apro, Giacomo Bartoloni, Swami Jr, Rosa Passos, Ana Carolina, Zé Paulo Becker, and Douglas Lora are some of them.

Learn more about Julio Lemos’ career, Lineu Bravo client

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The musician Julio Lemos is guitarist, arranger, and music teacher at UFG. He purchased his guitar in 2013, a 7-nylon string guitar with cedar top and elevated fingerboard. He got to know about Lineu Bravo through Rogério Caetano and Marco Pereira, Lineu’s clients.

Julio left a testimonial about his 7-string guitar made by the luthier: “The guitar that I play, made by Lineu, is a 7-nylon string guitar, with elevated fingerboard and cedar top. It is an instrument that has great quality in so many aspects. Talking about the timbre, the guitar has the ideal sonority to play Brazilian music because it brings about the timbre of guitars played by Rafael Rabelo, Baden Powell and Marco Pereira. It has a high sound intensity, which makes the right hand play more easily since we do not need to use a lot of strength to make a sound. The guitar has good mechanics which makes the technical part on the elevated fingerboard easier. I can see that the strings are very close to the fretboard and it makes the left hand’s playability easier. It works perfectly at solo performances and duo. Nowadays I use the “Carlos Juan” sensor, made in Germany and installed by Paulo Belinati that translates pretty well the original timbre of the acoustic guitar.”

Julio Lemos career

Julio Cesar Moreira Lemos, began his musical studies at the age of thirteen. Graduated in music at Veiga Valle school.
He has also been a music teacher since 2003.

He has already performed all over Brazil and also in Portugal, Spain, and Germany. He plays Brazilian Popular Music by great composers, such as Villa Lobos, Radamez Ganattali, Garoto, Guinga, Badem Powel, Asttor Piazzola and Marco Pereira.

The musician plays a lot of music genres, such as Samba, Choro and Bossa-Nova, playing along with singers and soloists.

He is a member of an instrumental group called “Brasil in Trio” composed by Everton Luiz and Diego Amaral. They play Choro Baião, Maracatu, Samba and Bossa Nova.

Julio Lemos is also a composer and arranger.

About Lineu Bravo

Lineu Bravo is an autodidact luthier and fond of good music. From an early age he developed intimacy with wood at his father workshop. He built his first instrument when he was 14. Since then, his guitars, ‘cavacos’, mandolins and ‘violas’ have been purchased by respected musicians. Guinga, Marcus Tardelli, Zélia Duncan, Marco Pereira, João Bosco, Yamandú Costa, Chico Buarque, Ulisses Rocha, Hamilton de Holanda, Ângela Muner, Rogério Caetano, Maurício Carrilho, Luciana Rabello, João Lyra, Maurício Marques, Edson Lopes, Alessandro Penezzi, Juarez Moreira, Fernando César, Jayme Vignoli, Flávio Apro, Giacomo Bartoloni, Swami Jr, Rosa Passos, Ana Carolina, Zé Paulo Becker, and Douglas Lora are some of them.

Guilherme Lamas, Lineu Bravo’s client, is releasing new album in partnership with Rafael Thomaz

Learn more about the album that will be released in March

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Guilherme Lamas, Lineu Bravo’s client, is releasing a new album in March named “Idas e Vindas”, an original work with instrumental songs in honor of the Brazilian composer Garoto, Aníbal Augusto Sardinha.

The album is a guitar duo, in partnership with the musician Rafael Thomaz, one of the first Lineu Bravo’s clients. Nowadays, the guitar is no longer with him.

Guilherme plays a 7-steel string guitar Rogério Caetano model and, soon, he will debut his new instrument that the luthier is producing for him: a 7-nylon string guitar.

New album

The album “Idas e Vindas”, a guitar duo, develops an original work of instrumental songs in honor of the Brazilian composer Garoto’s centenary (Aníbal Augusto Sardinha).

The songs were arranged in 2015, all of them inspired on Garoto’s musicography.

The album repertoire contains some Choro variations (traditional and modern), with a lot of external influence.

The project started being developed in 2014 with the two musicians interactions: Guilherme Lamas and Rafael Thomaz, soloists of the following instruments: a 7-steel string guitar and a 6-nylon string guitar.

The release of the album is scheduled for March 22th, 2018.

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Guilherme Lamas is a musician and researcher at the University of Campinas. He is also a guitarist, arranger, composer, music producer and a teacher.

His work has been published at:  ViolaB, Discos do Brasil, Lineu Bravo, rádio USP, rádio Câmara, rádio Lora (Suíça), Spotify, Deezer, ITunes, Site, Youtube, FanPage, and SoundCloud.

Guilherme Lamas and his Lineu Bravo guitar

Guilherme Lamas plays a 7-steel string Lineu Bravo guitar, Rogério Caetano model that he purchased in 2016. Soon, he will debut his new instrument made by the luthier Lineu Bravo: a 7-nylon string guitar.

The musician got to know Lineu Bravo guitars in 2005, when he studied at Tatuí Conservatorium.

“The 7-steel string Lineu Bravo guitar is a masterpiece, I am very happy to have it in my everyday life. When I picked up my guitar at his workshop and played it for the first time, I was already very impressed by the instrument: timbre, volume, stability, playability, tuning”, said Guilherme about his guitar. You can check the complete testimonial that he left, here!

About Rafael Thomaz career

Rafael Thomaz has a Master’s degree at University of Campinas. He is a guitarist (popular and concert music).

He also is a teacher, sound technician and music producer.

 

Lineu Bravo’s clients’ meeting: Francisco Solano, from Maranhão and Lucas Melo, from Curitiba

Learn more about the career of these talented musicians that play Lineu Bravo instruments

 

Lucas Melo, musician from Curitiba and Francisco Solano, musician from Maranhão and member of a Choro group founded in 1973 called “Regional Tira Teima”, both Lineu Bravo’s clients, have recently met in Curitiba. On that occasion, they played their 7-string guitar made by the luthier.

About the meeting, Lucas Melo says: “I met Francisco in 2017, when he went to Curitiba with his group “Regional Tira Teima”. On that occasion, I had the opportunity to play with them. I really got along with Solano and we played a great sound together. He is very nice and knows everything about 7-strings.”

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Lucas Melo

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Musician from Curitiba, he is guitarist and plays 7-string guitar. He is a member of a group called “Conjunto Choro e Seresta”, he also teaches at Curitiba Conservatorium of Music.

Lucas studied at Jean Jacques Rousseau school and at Curitiba Conservatorium of Music, where he developed, with musicians Sergio Albach and Claudio Menandro, the language of the Choro and the Brazilian guitar. In 2015, he recorded an instrumental album called “Papo Xara” with the musician Lucas Miranda.
As a teacher, he was invited to teach at the Choro Workshop of the Paraná Arts College (2011), at Curitiba Conservatorium of Music. (2012) and at EPM Rotterdam (2015).

He has already performed in Brazil and in many other countries in partnership with musicians such as: Rogério Souza, Mario Seve, Antônio Rocha, Ronaldo do Bandolim, Dirceu Leite, Ana Paula da Silva, Ceumar, Toninho Carrasqueira, Joao Macacão, Rafael Toledo, Sérgio Albach, Julião Boêmio, Daniel Migliavacca,

Lucas is also a producer in Curitiba.

Lucas Melo and Lineu Bravo Guitar

Lucas purchased a 7-string guitar made by luthier Lineu Bravo in 2010, however it was stolen in 2011. The musician got the guitar back in 2016.

Lucas got to know about Lineu’s work through another Lineu Bravo’s clients, such as Marco Pereira and Rogério Caetano.

Lucas Melo left a testimonial about his instrument, a 7-string guitar: “Lineu’s instrument is unique, with a wonderful timbre. After I started playing it I didn’t want any other. In 2011, I was mugged and the guitar was taken by the thief. But five years later I got it back.”

Francisco Solano

Francisco Solano’s hobby is the music. He is a member of a group called “Tira Teima”, a traditional Choro group in Maranhão.

He is the president of Maranhão Choro Club, and he plays the 7-string guitar.

Franciso gave an interview to the website “O Imparcial” saying he believes that the “roda de choro” (the musical groups that play Choro are called ‘Rodas de Choro’) is the biggest school: “Rodas de Choro are the school of Choro. You can go to the music school to develop technique, but the school of Choro is the ‘roda’, there is no other way. The Choro emerged this way and that’s how it has value, as I see.”

Francisco has also talked about his biggest musical reference, Dino 7-string: “Dino is my big reference, and I had the pleasure to talk to him. Dino is the biggest 7-string reference. I think the 7-string only exists because of him. He created the way to play it.”

The musician said he appreciates other new musicians work, such as: Gian Correa, from São Paulo, Rogério Caetano, also Lineu Bravo’s client, Zé Barbeiro and Luiz Filipe. According to Francisco, the most frequently played guitar in Brazil is the 7-string: “There are so many good musicians nowadays, wherever you go.”

About Lineu Bravo

Lineu Bravo is an autodidact luthier and fond of good music. From an early age he developed intimacy with wood at his father workshop. He built his first instrument when he was 14. Since then, his guitars, ‘cavacos’, mandolins and ‘violas’ have been purchased by respected musicians. Guinga, Marcus Tardelli, Zélia Duncan, Marco Pereira, João Bosco, Yamandú Costa, Chico Buarque, Ulisses Rocha, Hamilton de Holanda, Ângela Muner, Rogério Caetano, Maurício Carrilho, Luciana Rabello, João Lyra, Maurício Marques, Edson Lopes, Alessandro Penezzi, Juarez Moreira, Fernando César, Jayme Vignoli, Flávio Apro, Giacomo Bartoloni, Swami Jr, Rosa Passos, Ana Carolina, Zé Paulo Becker, and Douglas Lora are some of them.

 

Learn more about Francisco Solano career 

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