Kiko Loureiro – Guitarra para Iniciantes
Apr 26 2016
One of the great Brazilian guitarists, Kiko Loureiro is launching two great video lessons. Both DVDs are very well produced, with excellent visualization of the two hands of Loureiro, who explains with ease and clarity the ideas and exercises. In addition to the lessons themselves, the video lessons bring incredible performances by Kiko Loureiro, to play music from their solo albums No Gravity and Universo Inverso – with playback and live in the studio, accompanied by Cuca Teixeira (drums), Yaniel Matos (keyboards) and Carlinhos Noronha (bass). There is also a casual chat about music between your partner and Kiko of Angra Rafael Bittencourt – a great balcony. DVDs come with a booklet with all the written exercises.
In Guitar for Beginners, Loureiro addresses posture while playing, alternate picking, picking dynamics, jump ropes, muffled strings are not used in a dry run, bends, vibrato, harmonics, connected, sweep, tapping and riffs. Do not think, because it is a videoaula toward beginners, the exercises are easy to implement, especially in the speed at which Kiko can play. This DVD is worth to the beginner on the guitar and for those already in an advanced stage and want to correct some flaws in implementation. Accompanied by playback, the guitarist plays Escaping, Scream Your Heart Out, No Gravity and Dilemma. With the quartet, he plays String Bean and Anastasia.
In Technical Creative, Kiko Loureiro talks about the importance of knowing other styles so that the guitarist can insert new elements in the rock. The exercises involve development of phrasing and arpeggios, improvisation on modulations, harmony and brought Brazilian chord melody, hybrid picking and tapping. The content is far more advanced than in Guitar for Beginners. Loureiro Enfermo play, Pau-de-Arara and So Near So Far (with playback) and Samba da Elisa and Ojos Verdes (the quartet).
Something nice on both DVDs is the feeling that Kiko is giving lessons and playing only for the people, live in our house. Taking these two great releases, Guitar Player spoke with Kiko Loureiro. Check:
How video lessons helped in their training?
I remember to this day the details of the video lessons from Steve Morse, Paul Gilbert, Frank Gambale, Robben Ford, Yngwie Malmsteen, among others. When I began to study guitar more seriously, the U.S. video classes were a novelty and sensation. In them, I could see exactly how it was the phrasing of each musician. These videos provide details that would be very difficult to catch the ear, as well as tips, phrases and more.
Why has released two video classes at the same time?
I could address two different issues. Guitar for Beginners is for anyone starting or wanting to review basic concepts of implementation. To challenge the student, there are some things a little harder at the end of class. Technical Creative already shows my study of phrasing and my connection with Brazilian music and tapping.
To produce the video lessons and you relied on the difficulties of their students?
Initially, I drew on my own experience, when I was studying the details of the movements to achieve a good performance. My many years as a teacher and the doubts that appear to date in that realize workshops in Brazil and abroad also gave me a good range of issues to address. The almost daily contact with guitarists gives me a sense of what they are curious to know.
How did the idea of the chat with Rafael Bittencourt?
Rafael is a great influence on me, a partner of many years. We’ve known since he was 17 and he followed much of my career as a guitarist. No one better than him to talk and ask about the beginning of my career and my thoughts on the study of guitar. In addition to the conversation was fun, I was free to play themes alone, with clean guitar in this part of the DVD.
Running time: 90 min
Video: 720×480, 7700 kbps, 29.97 fps, Aspect ratio: 4:3
Audio: AC3, 2 ch, 192 kpbs, 48.0 KHz
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 4.5 Gb