Brazilian guitarist with 11 years of career and experience as a professional musician. For a good job ... "Feel the sound, play what the music asks for and not what the ego wants." Bachelor's Degree - Souza Lima College - Berklee
I have the following characteristics as session guitar:
"Universal" musical languages: specialty in Brazilian rhythms, Latin jazz, samba, bossa nova, frevo, maracatu, choro, fusion, experimental music, arrangements and musical interchange.
Experience in recordings of diverse musical genres as samba rock, folk, instrumental, ambient and jazz.
My intention is to provide the customer with a unique and expressive musical service.
Gio by Apogee
Ibanez Af 105 semi acustic
Jr Signature - Strato
Tagima acustic guitar / Steel Rope and Nylon Rope
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Interview with Junior Gonçalves (Brasil)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Freelance musician for studio and live performance.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My musical, artistic and professional inspirations are musicians who transmit the truth through sound. I can mention countless incredible musicians who influence me like Milton Nascimento, Dorival Caymmi, Lula Galvão, Tom Jobim and many other Brazilian and global artists.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My performance setup consists of Macbook Pro, Gio by Apogge, Guitar Rig, Roland and Ibanez guitars. Work in partnership with Marcial Records to record the products offered here, ensuring high quality recording.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: The most important part of the work is to understand what the customer wants and what his music really asks for.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I offer a musical language formed by Brazilian and Latin American influences. Rhythmic elements, timbres and balance for a track true to the original idea.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Create tracking lines, solos and counterpoints.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Bossa nova, Samba, Latin Jazz, Jazz brasileiro, Maracatu, ritmos afro-brasileiros, fusion e canções.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Haste is the enemy of perfection". Do not let last minute. Go ahead!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Milton birth without doubt is an artist that I love. Are many!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I use the guitar as a medium to express my experiences and musical influences. My differential is playing guitar with the concept of other instruments, making possible new paths in the guitar arrangements.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been a professional musician for 11 years, 5 of these years I work as a session musician.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A guitar to stand up to the time and a good book to re-read as many times as it takes. I believe that we should always think in the least necessary and from this we can build something big
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: The tip is universal music! Let's merge our sounds and create something different and expressive
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the concept of the project, what deadline, references and intentions of the track to be worked on.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: My English is elementary but I can communicate
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Create and exchange experiences
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: satisfaction and commitment
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Good taste for any of the options is indispensable
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Music classes Recording in studio Freelancer in shows Composing
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: In the digital platforms it is possible to find the band Coletivo das Flores. Album released in Brazil, with influences of samba, rock, funk and groove