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Bulerias

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  1. Here is my samba-style arrangement of the beautiful "Meditação," written by the Brazilian composer Aníbal Augusto Sardinha, more famously known as Garoto. https://youtu.be/yW9ARDfwoAc
  2. It was somewhat of a serendipitous discovery for me, actually. I've been fascinated with this piece for many years, and I also enjoy listening to music in different keys, so I sometimes use audio manipulation programs like Audacity to change the pitch/speed. After trying it with Invencao, I noticed that the melody started to sound more like an actual guitar... lo and behold, it was! Luckily, the two parts were recorded in true stereo, so I was able to isolate and listen separately to the right and left channels and transcribe both parts. I later learned that the title of the piece is a refer
  3. I'd like to share my rendition of Baden Powell's "Invenção Em 7 1/2," which, to my knowledge, has never been transcribed or recorded by anyone else. One of the guitar parts is sped up to simulate a baroque instrument -- I recorded it exactly the same way Baden did (second guitar part first, slowed it down 50%, recorded first guitar part over it twice as slow, sped up both parts). Enjoy!
  4. It was a nickname given to me when I was a kid by a former teacher's brother. Thank you so much!
  5. Thank you so much, Eugenio. Yes, I tuned the 6th string down to a B and both the 5th and 3rd strings down to F#!
  6. I have just released a new album, titled "Wistful Tendrils." Like my previous albums, it features a mix of original compositions, classical, jazz, flamenco, and Brazilian music, but this time, there is a neo-Renaissance/fairy tale theme. The arrangements on the CD include a solo guitar rendition of Antonio Carlos Jobim's beautiful "Retrato em Branco e Preto" and a rendition of "Invenção Em 7 1/2," a gorgeous piece by the Brazilian guitarist Baden Powell that has never been transcribed or recorded by anyone since! You may listen to samples and order the CD here: http://www.danielvolovets.com/w
  7. Hello everyone, Here is my newest arrangement: a haunting melody by the great Brazilian poet/musician Vinicius de Moraes. -Daniel
  8. Thank you so much, Eugenio!! I think the flamenco flavor is just an inherent part of my playing style. I never intentionally add it to my arrangements, it just kind of happens by itself.
  9. My rendition of Baden Powell's beautiful piece "Samba em Preludio"...
  10. I actually didn't know this! Does he still work as a dentist? There are definitely examples out there of professional musicians who are in the medical field, though -- Polish composer Krzysztof Komeda was also a practicing physician, and jazz pianist Denny Zeitlin is a clinical professor of psychiatry and has had his private practice for around 30 years.
  11. Thank you all for the kind words! I do play professionally -- I have a number of CDs out, available on my website @ http://www.danielvolovets.com -- but I am also pursuing medicine in university (I am 19 years old).
  12. This is an original composition inspired by the playing of Yamandu Costa, with my 14-year-old brother on violin:
  13. My name is Daniel Volovets and I'm a 19-year-old classical, Brazilian, flamenco, and jazz guitarist. I have recently released a new CD with my brother, Adrian (age 14, plays flute, soprano/tenor saxophones) which features all of these genres as well as original compositions. I think you guys will particularly enjoy our rendition of Hermeto Pascoal's "Bebe". You can purchase the CD directly from my website or from CDBaby. It is also coming soon to iTunes and Amazon MP3. http://www.danielvolovets.com/discography/riteofpassage http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/danielandadrianvolovets I would sinc
  14. Hi everyone -- I haven't posted here in a while! Between school and performances, I haven't had much time for internet stuff... aside from YouTube, that is. Here's a rendition of Hermeto Pascoal's famous tune with my brother on flute. Hope you guys enjoy it!
  15. Great piece and excellent performance, Eugenio! I've never heard it before... has Bonfa ever recorded it?
  16. Hello everyone, sorry I have not been posting lately, but school has been keeping me busy... here is a video of my arrangement of Carinhoso for solo guitar. Hope you enjoy it!
  17. Usually, I just pick it up by ear. It can get a little difficult when I'm dealing with orchestral renditions (I'm currently working on Olha Maria, for example, and that tune has an extremely dense structure...), but for the most part I haven't had problems using that method. I also try to preserve the original chord voicings and not resort to "guitar-style" chords... Also, I am a little obsessive about keeping everything in its original key, no matter how uncomfortable it is to play on guitar... Basically, I try to keep my arrangements authentic and true to the source, while adding little
  18. Two slightly obscure Jobim tunes, this time not just for solo guitar. My brother makes a guest appearance on melodica (an instrument played by famous Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal) in O Morro Não Tem Vez (Favela). Again, I hope you enjoy them. Best, -Daniel
  19. Yet another arrangement of one of Jobim's classic tunes... I hope you enjoy this one, as this particular arrangement means more to me than any I've done yet. Read the video description for some back-story:
  20. Thank you, Rodrigo! Yes, they're both my arrangements.
  21. My arrangement of one of Jobim's most beautiful and underrated compositions, As Praias Desertas (The Empty Beach), which he recorded on his first album, "Canção do Amor Demais" (w/ Elizete Cardoso). My version is based on the one by Paula & Jaques Morelenbaum and Ryuichi Sakamoto, from their album titled "Casa" (a CD which I highly recommend, by the way, it is amazing: http://www.amazon.com/Morelenbaum-Sakamoto.../dp/B00006FIBO) Enjoy! -Daniel
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