Originally posted by Tabitha Marshall
I want to produce this girl here in Ireland and Europe. I think this is a good start. This because my end ambition is to establish a personal songline link to my Brasil and I personally love Brazilian country music, having spent my childhood in Paraná state, close to Mato Grosso and Paraguay borders. 🙂
She is called Bruna Viola, just 21, plays t ...[text shortened]... /www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyfkHrTshL4
My daughter turned me on to her a few months ago! She is really talented for sure, beautiful also. The guitar she plays is a ten string like a 12 string guitar with one less row, I always wondered what the tuning of it is. On the second song you put out, the guitar, not sure what it is called, anyway it sounded a bit weak, like it wasn't miked well enough but her magnificent voice and energy comes through strong!
Wonder how long she has to wear those braces?
Have you ever heard Rodrigo Y Gabriela?
If you notice Gabriela's hands, her motions of percussive technique is very similar to Irish Bodhran playing, because she actually studied Bodhran and translated that to guitar!
Here they are on a spot on Jay Leno:
Take a look at their playing
Leno says they now live in Ireland.
I found this one, no video, just audio, of two tunes, one by Metallica I think and the second one Take 5 and it is amazing, Paul Desmond (sax player) wrote it and Dave Brubeck made it a huge hit in 1959, back when I was in high school. Anyway in this piece Gabriela does a REALLY great percussive break that almost perfectly duplicated Joe Morello's original drum solo on that piece, which blew me away to hear that on a guitar!
BTW, I took piano lessons from Dave Brubecks brother Howard, at Palomar College where he taught till he died in 1994 and I met Dave there once.
Howard wrote a lot of music for Dave and Dave wrote a lot of music also.
I was infatuated with Howard's daughter Ginger, we had some classes together at Palomar. Sigh.
Anyway, Rodrigo Y Gabriela: