Marcelo Barbosa


Marcelo Barbosa (given birth to in 1975) is a Brazilian guitarist and music teacher. He’s a creator or person in a few essential Brazilian rings like progressive metallic take action Khallice and previous Angra vocalist Edu Falaschi’s music group Almah. He is a creator and an owner of a big musical institute in his house city Brasília known as GTR, a columnist from the Cover Guitarra, Acoustic guitar Class and GUITARIST publications and an Expo Music (Brazil) and NAMM (US) musical exhibitions participant. Endorser of Tagima guitars. Since Sept 2015, he’s also Angra’s touring guitarist changing Kiko Loureiro, who’s now an associate of Megadeth.

Marcelo Barbosa began using guitar when he was 11 years of age. He was learning with several instructors, generally with Allan Marshall. At 17 years of age he currently was a specialist musician and a musical instructor in two musical academic institutions in his house city Brasília. Then decided to create his very own one, centered on the guitar. Besides arranging work and handling other instructors, Barbosa founded his own whole approach rather than copying or adapting any currently been around one and he had written all of the didactic material.Marcelo also attended classes and workshops of music artists want Greg Howe, Lula Galvão, Hélio Delmiro, Toninho Horta, Guinga, Ian Visitor amongst others. In 2002 he completed summer programs in the popular Berklee University of Music. Because of this he was selected with additional 11 students to get a scholarship or grant for the college's regular program. However, it had been not possible to keep because of GTR and his additional responsibilities.A while before that Marcelo joined up with Brasília pop rock-band Zero10. They released an EP and a full-length recording Novo Dia plus they play nearly every week at different locations of the administrative centre of Brazil. Down the road, he'd restart the music group Khallice, which performed the progressive metallic he always loved.In Sept 2007, Barbosa was invited to become listed on the band Almah formed by some users of Angra and he went right into a nationwide tour using the band. By springtime 2008 the line-up of Almah was finally founded. Initial, drummer Marcelo Moreira became a member of Edu Falaschi, Felipe Andreoli and Marcelo Barbosa. And, another guitarist Paulo Schroeber became a member of Almah. In the long run of Apr 2008 the documenting of fresh Almah recording Fragile Equality began at Norcal studios (São Paulo) and completed in July 2008.Marcelo Barbosa writes content articles for important acoustic guitar publications in Brazil like Acoustic guitar Course, Cover Guitarra and GUITARIST. A while ago Marcelo published a publication about strategy to the "Toque de Mestre" series, released by HMP.Marcelo Barbosa is endorsed by Tagima, Elixir Strings, Nig pedals and Ibox. On Expomusic 2006 (a large musical exhibition in São Paulo) probably one of the most essential acoustic guitar brands in Brazilian marketplace TAGIMA released fresh MB-1, your guitar made with Marcelo's specs, which is one of the go for group of "Personal Series" of the business.


Today his institute GTR is among the biggest guitar universities in Latin America. GTR have previously graduated over 4.000 students, with an increase of than 600 people studying in two different units of GTR (Asa Norte and Asa Sul). Besides guitar, there will be the programs of vocals, classical guitar, creation, musical business while others. Several events are generally structured by GTR like celebrations and workshops with music artists like Sidney Carvalho, Kiko Loureiro, Edu Ardanuy amongst others. To its 10th wedding anniversary, GTR released a particular 14 tracks Compact disc recorded by a few of the most prominent teachers.Marcelo Barbosa (guitars): GTR is a task I've worked already for 12 years in. It began just like a acoustic guitar Institute however now we've classes for bassists, vocalists and classical guitar players as well. I’m in charge of all of the didactic materials of your guitar program and we've more than 1000 college students in three universities. Four years back I made a decision to franchise GTR plus some people got interested and today we've three universities in Brasília. (...) It really is relatively big. We've many college students and it’s developing up yr by yr. We make an effort to educate music, not merely one specific design or genre. Rock and roll, Metal, Jazz, Nation and Brazilian music is definitely a number of the approaches here.



Marcelo Barbosa (2008, compilation, demonstration)

With Khallice

Prophecy (1996, demonstration) The Trip (2003, Hellion Information) The Trip (2006, Magna Carta) – re-release + reward Stuck WITHIN YOUR Head (2008)

With Almah

Delicate Equality (2008, AFM Records, Laser, JVC) Movement (2011, AFM Records) Unfold (2013) E.V.O (2016)

With Zero10

Novodia No10

Compilations with Marcelo Barbosa

Brazilian Great Music 2 (2007, Elixir Endorsers' compilation) GTR 10 Anos BMU 2005 Guitarras Carry out Cerrado Steel do Cerrado