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.

 

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.