Samuca Muniz and his Lineu Bravo guitar

Samuca Diniz, who is from São Sebastião, is a guitarist, arranger, composer and owner of a channel on Youtube named “Um Violão em apuros”. About his instrument made by the luthier Lineu Bravo, he said: “This guitar was made by the luthier Lineu Bravo and it is a masterpiece.”

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Samuca Diniz and his Lineu Bravo guitar

Samuca purchased his Lineu Bravo guitar in 2011 and he got to know about the luthier through a Youtube video posted by his friend Rogerio Caetano: “I’ve researched about Lineu Bravo’s work and I found out that other talented musicians that I admired played instruments made by him, such as Marco Pereira.”

The musician tells a funny story that happened after he got his guitar: “I was in a music Festival playing with two musicians (Lucas Telles e Léo Eymard), and we joined three guitars made by the same luthier. The sonority was incredibly velvety.”

 Samuca Diniz left a testimonial about his Lineu Bravo guitar

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The first thing you notice when you see someone playing a Lineu Bravo guitar is the beauty of the instrument: the colors and the workmanship. Even after many years playing it, when I open the guitar case, I can still feel the wood aroma.

The thing I love most about the Lineu Bravo guitar is the velvety timbre, with perfect musical notes. It is excellent to play solo or in group. Sometimes people ask me about my guitar, whether I use plugins, etc. When it happens I just answer: It is just my guitar timbre.

I own a Youtube channel and I usually record a lot of videos, so I see that it is too easy to do the sound capture with the Lineu Bravo guitar. Apart from that, I can tell the difference between this guitar and the others. The Lineu Bravo guitar sound is clear, accurate. It is like recording the sound of a beautiful voice.”

About the Samuca Muniz career

Professional musician since 1999, he’s already played in partnership with a lot of talented Brazilian musicians, such as Humberto Araújo, Joel Nascimento, Jayme Vignoli, Nelson Sargento, Marquinhos Satan, Marquinhos PQD, Carla Casarim, Joyce Cândido.

He has already recorded Brazilian Music albums and worked as s columnist for a digital magazine named “Violão +”. Nowadays he gives online classes and owns a Youtube channel named: “Samuca Muniz” – antigo “Um violão em Apuros”.

 

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.

Luthier Lineu Bravo’s Tips to preserve your musical instrument and accessories

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If you are a professional musician, you must know all the advantages of playing a well preserved musical instrument.

No matter what your field is, the instrument requires a lot of attention concerning not only tuning but also cleaning, transportation and partition.

Check out some tips to preserve your instrument and accessories

Musical Instrument Case

Never forget to keep it in its case (padded or velvety). Strings, for example, are extremely sensitive to climate variation and humidity, which can make them go rusty or untune them.

Luthier Lineu Bravo warns for the importance of the upkeep of the case in humid places: “Important tip for you! If you live in a humid place, at least once a month, you must leave your instrument case open in the sun for about 15 minutes, so that it doesn’t get moldy”.

Transport

A musician must watch out for the transportation of their instrument. Apart from the case, it is important to transport them in safe places.

When travelling by plane, guitars must be transported as a carry-on luggage.

Cleaning

Cleaning is a very delicate process. The product must be a proper one.

For string Instruments, you can use dry flannels to clean the wood and the strings to eliminate dust.

Guitars must be kept on a tripod holder. It is not recommend to leant it against the wall, because it may slide and fall down.

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.

On “National Musician Day” in Brazil, check out some interesting facts about the power of music

Music impacts people’s lives and cultures

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Music impacts people’s lives and cultures. It enables us to express and understand ourselves, and have fun. Researchers study these effects and prove that music can change our mood, intelligence, physical performance and memory.

Check out some interesting facts about the power of music:

Performance effects

German researchers prove that listening to music while reading can affect understanding. When doing physical activities, music impact is also positive.

Behavior Effects

Researchers from the United Kingdom found out that listening to positive music can increase willingness to help people.

Intellingence Enhancement

Music classes can lead to an IQ increase, according to researchers from Canada. Another research has proven that a musician’s brain is more developed.

Relaxing

Researchers from USA found out that listening to pop and jazz music has the same restoring effect as silence. Classical music can also help reduce blood pressure.

Learn more at: http://bit.ly/curiosidadesmusica

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.

 

Franco Galvão and his Lineu Bravo guitar

The musician got to know about the luthier Lineu Bravo through teachers and musicians of a music school in Rio de Janeiro

 

Foto: Paula Poltronix

Foto: Paula Poltronix

Franco Galvão, who purchased a Lineu Bravo guitar in 2015, got to know about the luthier through musicians and teachers of a music school in Rio de Janeiro. Only then, he realised that João Bosco, Guinga, Marco Pereira and other important artists also had a Lineu guitar.

Franco left a testimonial about his guitar made by the luthier Lineu Bravo:

“The guitar made by Lineu rocks! I was recording at Rainbow Studio, one of the greatest jazz studios in the world, when the sound technician praised the guitar, saying that it had a lot of amazing information of strong bass tone. He said that the instrument was ‘high level’! He came to that conclusion by listening to the sound of the guitar on a very expensive Sony speaker. That means he was sure it was a good sound.”

About Franco Galvão Career

Franco was a percussionist, and then, a member of a group called “Bateria Alcalina” (2009-2013). Since 2009 he’s been a member of the group “Bloco Cultural União Altaneira”.

In 2014, he won a prize called Prêmio Nabor Pires (3rd place). In 2014 and 2015, he produced an event called “VII Encontro de Choro da Unicamp”. In 2019, he recorded an album named “Espera” in partnership with Fernando Sagawa. Franco also has a degree in Business Science.

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.