Video recently published by Max overwhelmed luthier Lineu Bravo
The musician Maximillian Rudd, Lineu Bravo’s Australian client, studies Brazilian music and he is graduated at Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Max liked his 7-string guitar that was made for him so much that he decided to order the second one, just like the other: with Indian Jacaranda Cedar. Now, he has one for tours and another one for recordings!
About Maximillian Rudd
Brazilian seven-string guitar virtuoso and vocalist Maximillian Rudd delivers a dynamic show of original music based on his eclectic array of Brazilian, blues and roots influences.
Maximillian Rudd is a young Aussie guitarist at the forefront of an international Brazilian guitar explosion. Alongside his Brazilian seven-string guitar, Maximillian is hard at the coalface, experimenting with the unlikely fusion of Latin American, jazz, blues and roots influences.
An accomplished guitarist with formal training in classical and jazz at the prestigious Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Maximillian has extensively pursued the music of Brazil both in Australia and in South America. Maximillian’s sound is uniquely his own, arising from his eclectic musical journey, beginning the guitar at the age of seven and intensely developing his craft ever since. Maximillian’s edge resides in his undisputed instrumental ability, which has become the trademark of his live set.
Maximillian has played at some of Victoria’s premier music festivals, such as Port Fairy Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival and St Kilda Festival.
Debut album Maximillian released in 2017
Playing a Brazilian seven-string guitar, Maximillian is undeniably a student of the ‘violão brasileiro,’ the great tradition of Brazilian guitar, taking his place as a burgeoning outsider amongst a lineage of Brazilian guitarists and musical innovators, from Baden Powell, to Raphael Rabello and beyond.
As an instrumentalist and occasional vocalist, Maximillian’s performance engages with seasoned ears, hinting at the ‘this and that’ of modern guitar culture, sewing it all together with the subtle creativity of an eclectic musical upbringing. The album draws together the ever-colliding worlds of the Americas, from New Orleans southward bound, rendering it a series of portraits within which listeners can glimpse the nuances of music’s global mobility in the modern era of mass media, from the personal perspective of a young Australian artist.
Maximillian Rudd and Lineu Bravo guitar
Maximillian Rudd ordered this first 7-string Lineu Bravo guitar with Indian Jacaranda in 2011. He liked it so much that, in 2018, he decided to order the second one with the same setting. Now, the musician has one for tours and another one for recordings!
Learn more about the album that will be released in March
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.
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.
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.
Marcus Tardelli, who is from Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, is a soloist guitar and autodidact. His influences come much more from music than the guitar itself.
The musician has reinvented the guitar by creating a new way of playing it. Lineu Bravo explains this gift of his talented client: “When the guitar is in his hands it turns into another instrument.”
The composer, guitarist and also Lineu Bravo’s client, Guinga, refers to Marcus as the biggest violonist in Brazil: “He is a revolutionist of the guitar technique, a genius, he invented a new technique for the guitar. He is the only person who can perform it. In one of the moves of this technique, he uses the left thumb (it isn´t often used to play the guitar).”
The innovative technique by Marcus Tardelii
Before learning how to play the guitar, when he was 7 years old, Marcus Tardelli had already had a deep connection with the music. “I used to listen to a lot of albums from an early age, I already had a lot of sounds in my head and the guitar emerged as a tool to express these ideas. I’ve always preferred music rather than guitar because I used to feel comfortable with it. I have naturally developed new techniques to express the sounds that I have been thinking of, such as the use of the thumb to play the guitar.”, says the violonist, Lineu Bravo’s client.
Tardelli explains that the guitar was the track and the target was the music. So, his technique emerged as a necessity to achieve the music he had already imagined, since the traditional technique could not do that.
Marcus Tardelli has left a testimonial to a Youtube Channel named “Violão Ibérico” talking about his technique, check it out:
The album called “Unha e Carne” and Lineu Bravo guitar
The solo album named “Unha e Carne” was recorded with Guinga compositions and Tardelli made all the arrangements with his unique way to play the instrument. He recorded this album playing Guinga’s favorite guitar, made by the luthier Lineu Bravo.
Tardelli talks about it: “Before I started recording the album I had been testing some guitars at the studio. At that time, apart from the guitars I had, I also took a Lineu Bravo guitar, one that Guinga had just received. He was delighted by the instrument and he told me that it was one of the best guitars he had ever played. So, he suggested that I tested the guitar at the studio. I did it and the guitar matched so well with the playlist that I ended up using it in almost all the tracks”.
“Almost at the end of the album, Guinga gave me two gifts: a music made in my honor that represented the affinity between us. The second one was the guitar made by Lineu that I had played to record the album. He said: After listening to you playing this instrument, I can say that it no longer belongs to me.”
Marcus Tardelli Testimonial about his Lineu Bravo guitar
“Few times I saw so many virtues in a guitar: perfect balance between timbres, powerful volume, a comfortable fretboard and a beautiful finishing touch. It is an instrument that, doubtlessly, is not left behind by any of the great international guitars.”
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.
Musician, singer and composer, from Belém, purchased, in July, an instrument made by luthier Lineu Bravo
Lineu Bravo was chosen to make Henry Burnett’s new instrument; a singer, composer and teacher from Belém, city in Brazil.
Henry, who plays Brazilian Popular Music and works for Mudiando Music Label, is graduated in Philosophy. He also teaches at University.
In his career, he has already recorded in partnership with the singer Florencia Bernales and with the poets Edson Coelho, Paulo Vieira and Julio Luchesi. He has performed all over Brazil and also in Buenos Aires and Berlin. His new album is called “Belém Incidental” and it was launched in 2017.
Burnett has also made a lot of poems into music written by many authors, such as: Friedrich Nietzsche, Fernando Pessoa and Hilda Hilst.
Apart from his work as a singer and composer, Henry Burnett is a Philosophy teacher at UNIFESP, where he develops research projects about music and popular songs. He has published a lot of articles about masterpieces written by Friedrich Nietzsche, Theodor Adorno and Mário de Andrade. He is also the author of 3 books.
Henry Burnett and the Lineu Bravo guitar
Henry Burnett has recently purchased a guitar made by the luthier Lineu Bravo. The instrument is a 6-string nylon guitar with a Canadian cedar top, Indian Jacaranda Back and ebony elevated fingerboard.
Henry describes how he learned about Lineu: “I decided to choose Lineu after many years of research. I wanted to try a guitar made by a luthier, so I started reading the book “Violões do Brasil”, written by Myriam Taubkin. At the end of the book there is a very long list with luthier’s names. So, I started to look for sound references and guitarrists’ ratings. Then I saw a video of Guinga playing Lineu’s guitar. After that, I heard the story about Chico Buarque and his guitar, Arthur Nestrovski, Marco Pereira, and so many others. The more I heard, the more I knew that Lineu’s guitar had the most suitable sound for my work because it was classic and extremely Brazilian”.
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, 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.