Guitarist with 10 years of experience, live and in the studio. I like to explore sound, composition and production in all genres of music.
As a musician I always got interested in a wide range of genres. Although my main instrument is guitar, I also kept an interest in synthesizers, composition, production and recently playing tabla as well.
My aim is to work with people and help musicians with their projects. Having traveled across different countries and playing with various people, graduated with first class honours, played and composed for different projects.
Currently I work as a producer as well for different projects.
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2 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Marco Moura
Marco did a super nice job playing guitar for my song. He created a thoughtful and jazzy track that fits perfectly well with my arrangement. Before he set out to record his tracks, he asked me several great questions to ensure that he and I were on the same page creatively. I highly recommend Marco to anyone who needs an experienced , top-notch guitarist for their project.
Marco is a great guitarist whose work on my project was superb! I asked Marco to play guitar accompaniment & work from my lead sheet for my jazz cover of 'Rainy Days snd Mondays'--the great Carpenters song. When I got Marco's tracks,I was (and still am) so impressed with the result. Not only is his performance brilliant, I can tell that he put his heart and soul into it. He and I communicated well with each other, and I can easily recommend Marco to anyone seeking a versatile pro guitarist.
Interview with Marco Moura
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I don't have a favourite artist, but I have many inspirations from world music nowadays, although I like a bit of every genre of music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Being open to ideas and always thing as the song as a whole is very important. Aside from my long experience as a guitarist, composer, arranger I think that technique is just a vehicle for good music and not the main subject of it. Listening is my best quality.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I normally try to find the sound of the song and how to approach it. Using demos and stylistic approaches as guidelines and also a good starting point.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Focusrite audio interface, Ableton Live, Pro Tools..
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: A personalised and creative work.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The act of generating and manipulating sound always fascinated me since young age. And today I love the fact that I always learn something new everyday in music, even nowadays.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Wich kind of sound and approach you want for your song. Your main influences. The time for wich you want to have the request done and delivered.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: The more guidelines and inspirations you have the more I will be able to reach the type of approach and sound you desire for your track.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would bring a good acoustic guitar, various packs of strings and picks and a good amount of manuscript paper to write music.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I play guitar for more than ten years. Along the way colaborated with various bands both live and in the studio. I started playing more punk, rock and indie and with time my explorations sent me to travel towards jazz, world music and more experimental music.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: As a person dedicated to music I always try to make things sound nice as a whole. I always try to find a voice.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always organise your ideas and your work flow.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My work now gravitates more towards jazz and experimental music. Although I have experience in other genres of music.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Kurt Rosenwinkel, Aphex Twin, Brad Mehldau, Reinier Baas, Squarepusher.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Guitar recording Composing Mixing Producing