Monday, January 31, 2011

Marcelo Barbosa in "Correio Braziliense" newspaper

From Marcelo Barbosa Official English Blog :

The main newspaper in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil and home city of Marcelo Barbosa, Correio Braziliense, published an article dedicated to Youtube online network. Youtube was established in February, 2008 and since then Youtube which allows any Internet user to publish his videos online became a serious platform not only for entertainment, but also for professional activities. The author analyses the secret of this network and mentioned a few cases when various people improved their work or even turned their hobbies into a real profession with the help of Youtube. One of the main examples of Youtube impact on the professional field is the series of online guitar lessons by Marcelo Barbosa “Guitarosofia”. Read this part of the article in English:

There are teachers who take this virtual platform quite seriously. It’s the case of the guitarist Marcelo Barbosa who created his project “Guitarosofia” - the series of 15 online 10-minute lessons. Marcelo hired a professional cinematographer and a photo editor in order to produce the material: “The idea was to share a bit of my knowledge with people who would like to attend my lessons but don’t have conditions to do it due to financial or geographic reasons, - tells Marcelo. – At the same time, I wanted to present my school and (why not?) my own name as a guitarist.”

The musician chose a natural style, talking to the cameras without certain scenario: “Every lesson is done as I stay in front of a student and talk to him naturally. Sometimes I even falter or just stop in order to think what I want to tell next”.

The series have already got 75.000 views and the material should be released as a DVD. "

Check out the complete interview in Portuguese here, or the post of Marcelo Barbosa on his Official Blog !

For more news : Marcelo Barbosa Official English Blog

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Marcelo Barbosa : GTR video

Marcelo Barbosa presents on his Official Blog the new promotional video of GTR (Guitar Institut from Brasília, created and managed by Marcelo Barbosa) !

" Still missing some details about audio but I'm too anxious to show you a preview. Beginning next week at most, the final version will replace it. Please, don't forget to go on Youtube to comment and vote, ok ? I want to know what do you think about my project, in which I entirely dedicated myself from the past 15 years. I hope you'll enjoy it ;) "

For more news : Marcelo Barbosa Official Blog / Official Youtube

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Paulo Schroeber : interview Rio metal Blog

Paulo Schroeber recently gave an interview to Rio Metal Blog where he talks about his bands Almah, Astafix and Hammer 67, but also his former bands (Fear Ritual, Naja), his upcoming solo album and DVD guitar lessons, as well as his influences and his way of practicing guitar !

Check out the interview in Portuguese on Rio Metal Blog :

An English translation of the interview will be available soon on Paulo Schroeber Official Blog ! Stay tuned :)

For more news : Rio Metal Blog

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Edu Falaschi : singing lessons

From Edu Falaschi Official Webiste :

Edu Falaschi is to start giving the series of private singing classes in São Paulo, Brazil beginning the 1st of March 2011. The musician will help his students to develop various elements of vocal techniques.

Edu Falaschi is one of the most renowned singers on the heavy metal scene in Brazil and worldwide with his 20-year career, 15 albums released and more than one million CDs sold. All the students can count on his great experience singing live and working in the studio with such bands as Angra, Almah and Symbols.

Edu Falaschi has already performed thousands of concerts all over the world, he is often invited as a special guest of the shows and the recordings of many Brazilian and international stars such as Dado Villa Lobos (Legião Urbana), Tarja Turunen, Genius Rock Opera among others.

Edu sang on the soundtrack of Brazilian version of the Japanese anime movie Saint Seiya. The musician has been selected several times by Japanese fans as one of the best rock singers in the world.

To get the prices and the other details and to book your lesson, please mail to edufalaschi@

For more news : Edu Falaschi Official Website

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Felipe Andreoli : "Tao Caos & Cronus" project

Felipe Andreoli, Renato Bon, Eduardo Foo

Almah's bassist Felipe Andreoli, takes part in "Taos Caos & Cronus" project, CD-DVD of illustrative videos from the drummer Renato Bon, with the participation of renowned guests such as Joe Moghrabi and Eduardo Foo almong others.

This project presents the results of applications of research of the drummer Renato Bon regarding techniques of composition that can alter the human perception and consciousness about the chronology of time.

Tao Caos & Cronus Project is :
*Composer and drummer : Renato Bon
*Guitarists : Joe Moghrabi, Eduardo Foo, Ricky Lucas, Johnny Moraes, Vandré Nascimento.
*Bassists : Felipe Andreoli, Biek Yohaitus, Ricardo Strani.

For more news : Whiplash / Rock Way

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Edu Falaschi : Carioca Anime 2011

Almah's singer Edu Falaschi takes part today in Carioca Anime 2011 in Tijuca / RJ (Brazil) from 6h00pm (Brazilian time) !

Edu is one of the greatest names of anime songs in Brazil and is well known to be the singer of the Brazilian themes of Saint Seiya and Knights of the Zodiac !

Production of the event promises an unforgettable show ;)

For more news : Carioca Anime 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Marcelo Barbosa has concluded "Guitarosofia" series

From Marcelo Barbosa Official English Blog :

Marcelo Barbosa has recently concluded the series of 15 free video lessons on Youtube GUITAROSOFIA published during 2009-2010. The material consists of short professional videos in Portuguese where Marcelo explains different aspects of playing the guitar, musical theory, composition and improvisation. The very first video was launched in August 2009 and now you can check out the complete series on the official Youtube channel of the guitarist here. “Guitarosofia” is produced by GTR Guitar Institute with the support of Tagima, Elixir, Orange, NIG, IBOX and Santo Angelo. In 2011 Marcelo Barbosa is to release expanded material of “Guitarosofia” on DVD.

Marcelo Barbosa: “Publishing with great satisfaction the last, 15th video lesson, I accomplished my main idea to spread some knowledge as a free material in the Internet. I mean, not simply “any” material, but something with a very good production, content and personality. I’ve done it in order to give some strength to musicians of initial, intermediate or professional level and mainly to those who don’t have conditions to pay for private lessons. And up to the moment when I’ve started to write these words, we’ve got almost thirty thousand views of these videos on the channel. On the whole there are more than 2,5 hours of the recorded and edited free of charge material available. I don’t have any idea how many hours of work has it taken in order to get to the final result. The material published in Youtube is gratis and will always be. At the same time, I get many requests to post tabs and stuff like that. That is why I decided to fulfill my initial idea to launch “Guitarosofia” also in a special package with all the lessons in high quality on DVD and with tabs of all the examples I played there. The material is to be released very soon. I don’t know yet, if and when I continue the project, may be I’ll do it in the future, but definitely it won’t happen in 2011 because at the moment I have other goals. If you like “Guitarosofia”, please, make your comments, add to your favorites, embed the stuff to your pages, recommend to your friends helping us to spread this material, to keep the whole idea alive and to stimulate the interest to the study of this great instrument that we love so much!”

For more news : Marcelo Barbosa Official English Blog

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Almah France Blog : playlist of the month

Here is the new playlist of the month :

  • Invisible Cage (Almah, All I Am single, 2008)
  • Fragile Equality (Almah, Fragile Equality, 2008)
  • Forgotten Land (Almah, Almah, 2006)
  • Break All The Welds (Almah, Almah, 2006)
Enjoy ;)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Edu Falaschi : "Happy 2011 / Feliz 2011" (video)!

Here are the best wishes from Edu Falaschi for 2011 (in Portuguese) sent by Twivid this night !
Enjoy ;)

For more news : Edu Falaschi Official Twitter

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Almah European Fan-Club : news of the month

Hi everybody ;)

Here are the news of the month on Amah European Fan-club :

** Happy 2011 !!! : On behalf of the Fan-Club team, we wish you an happy new year 2011 ! This new year should be marked by the release of the third Almah's studio album!

Here are the best wishes from the band:

"Our dear fans and partners, our dear FRIENDS!!!

Right now, when 2010 year is going to its end we would like to thank you so much for all your support and all your interest over this year and always! Thanks for believing in us! We are very happy sharing our music, our energy and our feelings with you. Next year you'll hear many important news from Almah. Stay with us and let's rock! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!"


** Retrospective 2010 : Almah live pics collection : In collaboration with Almah French Official Blog, we offer you a retrospective of Almah live pics published on 2010 :

* Almah, Marreco's Fest 2010, Brasília (Brazil), 19/06/10, gallery 1

* Almah, Bolshoi Pub, Goiânia/GO (Brazil), 17/06/10, gallery 1

* Almah, Hard Rock Café, Belo Horizonte (Brazil), 13/06/10, gallery 2

* Almah, Hard Rock Café, Belo Horizonte (Brazil), 13/06/10, gallery 1

Check out Almah French Official Website to watch photo galleries of past years (2009 and 2008) !

** Retrospective 2010 : Edu Falaschi / Paulo Schroeber / Marcelo Barbosa :In collaboration with the official French Blogs of Edu Falaschi / Paulo Schroeber and Marcelo Barbosa we propose you to relive great moments of 2010 of Edu Falaschi,' Paulo Schroeber' and Marcelo barbosa's careers :

* Edu Falaschi, retrospective 2010, live pics collection:

* Paulo Schroeber, retrospective 2010, live pics collection :

* Marcelo Barbosa : retrospective 2010, Guitarosofia videos :

** Guitar Lesson of the month : Fan-Club offers you this month to work some 8 fingers original tappings, mostly triads and arpeggios ! File in downloading contains tabs in Guitar-Pro and PDF formats ! Check out Scary Zone Blog and feel free to ask your questions to Steph, the teacher of the Fan-Club !

** Videos of the month : Here are the new videos available in our video gallery :

  • Guitarosofia by Marcelo Barbosa :

- Guitarosofia n°15

  • Messages to the Fans :

- Edu Falaschi "Happy 2011 / Feliz 2011"

- Edu Falaschi "Merry Xmas and Happy New Year"

- Edu Falaschi "Mensagem de Felicita"

And remember : registration to the Fan-Club is FREE !!!

We wish you an happy New Year ! See ya soon;)

The webmaster.

For more news : Almah European Fan-Club