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While I play here in paradise simultaneously through a heavenly Fender deluxe and a completely enchanting Cornford Hurricane, I realize that I have to start a  newsletter for musicians. My students already have me in person to open their awareness, but so many musicians have approached me and I have no way to help on Facebook because Facebook now requires (on a professional page) that every post has to be paid for  to reach more than 1% of your fans. Tumblr is not used enough, and twitter is not suitable for more than a quick chirp. G+ is not used enough by artists either.

The personal page is for my friends who want to hear about different topics,as it should be.  The newsletter will be on musician issues, not so much student technique questions, or such basic topics. It will be for the artist who wants to go beyond his/ her understanding of music, improvisation. 

I will expound on some of the real ways in which my jazz and rock master musician friends and myself go about doing what we do. In other words; What do we really do? once we know the elements. What have we attained? and why? How? Many of my friends/colleagues cannot quite verbalize what we do, or simply don't like to talk about it, when they can be doing something else; or can't put it in words. I happen to like to verbalize and translate!.

I will also share my concepts and discoveries on, guitar accessories, tube gear, transistor gear and how to use it to create magic,  and hopefully help you to create your magic more consistently, the one you know exists somewhere within you.

The Letter, will be  available to all.  It his however, a gift from me to  my brothers, and sisters, the musicians of the world,  and it will be focussed solely on their needs and concerns, It will be entirely different than what you have seen before. 

To receive it: e-mail your name and your e-mail to: guitarres@verizon.net
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Ney Mello on: Personal Revolutions

This is just my experience for those who might perhaps find something of value in it. Most importantly I love you all, no matter what your chosen path is. After all is said and done. We are free to have our own paths as we see fit as we gain more and more life experience. Such a  very personal process must not be imposed upon by anyone, since we are human beings.

A journey:

 *Ideology, as a personal guide, invariably results in one  moving away from love and compassion and wisdom. This personal revolution was not and ideological one. Since childhood, I can't follow others fanciful rhetoric or any movements. I can only lead, to the best of my capacity based on my study of life and it's sources of information.*

As a result of personal spiritual learning by experience since the 1980s, a very marked development took place spontaneously and naturally, due to the very gradual increase in lucidity and clarity of mind as the years went by.

In the last few years, something revolutionary happened very spontaneously and easily: No more need- for me- to support and pay for the massacre other sentient beings for my personal pleasure...I somehow  stopped actively patronizing the carnage of sentient land  animals and sea beings. I was not even conscious of what I was doing prior to that personal revolution, until I realized what was at stake. It was not just the animals' welfare, but my very own welfare was being severely-and very insidiously as the years went by- compromised by my habit of eating animal products. It was happening little by little. I was noticing it, but I did not know what to do about it, until I woke up in 1995. That was a partial awakening since I still consumed sea animals and dairy products. However even then there was a significant improvement in health. The best was yet to come a few years later when I naturally stopped consuming all animal products.

For 21/2 years I have been getting tons of protein and all necessary nutrients from grains, oils,  fruits and greens . My former taste and animal product addiction  was causing great suffering in land and sea animals, and robbing my life of its health, youthfulness,  intelligence, vitality and fun!.

However, fortunately, one day this addiction and obsolete cultural brainwashing was spontaneously gone. I became free and vital to live like I was 13 years old! My body and it's faculties,has been rejuvenated by about 3 &1/2 decades and I am very happy and have much more fulfillment as a result. :) Who would not want that? Well..I do! :)
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Rare clip...Anthony Braxton, Chick Corea, Jack De Johnette, Miroslav Vitous...An incredible experience!!! But...are you experienced?
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Ah oui!.... C'est superbe!  Bonne semaine Jean-Marc!!!
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Reform of health care providing is urgently needed!!! The current state of affairs  is not acceptable.
 
So much of what is wrong with the medical industry in just one telephone conversation:

Me: "Hi, I wanted to check on reimbursement for a procedure. I have the procedure name, medical billing code, radiology lab name I have an appointment with, and how much they bill in total for the procedure. The lab is in-network. I just need to know how much you will cover, and how much I am responsible for."

Health insurance company: "I'm sorry, we can't tell you the pricing until after it is already billed."

Me: "What? You can't tell me how much it will cost?"

HIC: "No. Not until they submit the claim."

Me: "But...I have everything you need to know. I can give you the exact billing code they will submit. I already talked to them."

HIC: "But we don't know what they will submit it as until they submit the claim. For example, what the diagnosis is, the--"

Me: "What? How does the diagnosis affect the pricing?! It's the same exact procedure regardless of what the end result is."

HIC: "Ma'am, I'm sorry, but as you said, you know the amount they bill in total, so you can be assured you won't be paying more than that."

Me: "Yeah, but that total is $400. You're talking to me like it's $20 and it's inconsequential how much of that you will cover. $400 is a lot of money."

HIC:"This isn't something personal, Ms. Brandenburg. This is the same for everyone that calls. You'll know how much it will cost once the procedure is done and the claim is submitted."

Me: "You've got to be kidding me. That's like me needing to buy a computer, but not being able to shop around, and you refusing to tell me how much you are going to charge me until after I purchase it. And then I can't even return it if I find out that it's too much."

HIC: "Sorry, ma'am. That's just how it works."

And this, ladies and gentleman, is exactly what doesn't work about our medical system.

#medicine   #healthinsurance   #medicalsystem   #ushealthcare  
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" I devoted my life to music and the guitar, but I am actually not a guitar freak, or part of the  dynamically anti-musical shredder culture, or it's opposite: The lazy musically incompetent, full of excuses and rationalizations (by design) musically defeatist  guitar culture. I find that I don't listen to guitar music or other guitarists most of the time, although, it was a great guitarist  that compelled me to play the guitar by showing in his music how much could be expressed with the guitar. That is the only reason I have been able to, continue to transcend my physical execution limitations on the guitar and express an identity that is uniquely personal." - Ney Mello.
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I'm stoked that my Mom, at 84, has extricated herself from the global meat-eating/animal product consumption  matrix which, as we know,  induces  much pain and chronic illness. She is a former hard core carnivore, the difference is that her consciousness has very rapidly gained in lucidity and acute sharpness of intellect and discernment, and  this  key awareness upgrade is, by the way, happening to many of us worldwide..Go Mom! :)
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Our man Jan...Seminal record!..A trip into the ecstatic realms of a stoked consciousness..Way,way more enlightening than passing time chugging down bags of LSD and manically stabbing yourself with dozens of heroin shots!

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Guitar legend Ney Mello  Interviewed by Glenn Flaherty of The School of Music, in the USA.


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2DVD SET "Maximum Speed Picking with Ney Mello" nearly out of stock and selling briskly to USA, England and Australia!! Only one left in stock before we send them a new shipment! Thanks Souvik and John!!!



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Ney Mello was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He began teaching himself bass and guitar in 1973. Mello began playing professionally in 1974 as the guitarist for the renowned Brazilian pop musician Pericles Santana and toured as a bassist with various singer-songwriters in bands including modern Brazilian choro legends such as mandolin giant Reco do Bandolim. In 1976, he graduated in Musical Performance Technique and Musical Composition from the Escola de Música de Brasília (known as the EMB Music School) in Brasilia. From 1975 to 1976 he studied with the classical guitarist Eustaquio Grilo. Lindembergue Cardoso composed an electric guitar piece for Mello, and the piece was played under the baton of Claudio Santoro. In 1977, he briefly studied Jazz Arranging at The Berklee College of Music in Boston. He received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Catholic University of America in 1982 and 1985, respectively. Ney Mello is a part of an illustrious extended musical family in his native Brasil, counting among his cousins both sax legend Victor Assis Brasil and Gustavo Assis Brasil He represented Brazil by invitation from the Brazilian government in the First Ibero-American Chamber Music Festival in Washington D.C. on October 28, 1998 playing Vila Lobos preludes, two compositions by Egberto Gismonti, and his original composition "Jogos De Mar" as featured soloist on classical guitar. He then retired from the classical music scene in order to focus on jazz, rock, electronic, bossa nova and film soundtrack music. Ney Mello received 6 Wammie Award Nominations for “Voyages of Fire” in the categories of Best International Album, Best Classical Album, Best Ethnic Album, and Best Jazz Album. He is a voting member of The Recording Academy for the Grammy Awards. His album “Meditations,” which was used as a soundtrack for an internet charity fundraising campaign, received the first prize in a US government competition for Best National Multimedia Soundtrack. Ney Mello was nominated in 2004 for the prestigious international World Culture Open award in New York, USA under the auspices of The United Nations in the creative arts category "for his outstanding contribution to humanity through culture as a creative force for human expression and peaceful co-existence." He is considered to be one of the major ground breaking pioneers in the systematic teaching of virtuoso plectrum techniques worldwide. His discoveries in combinatory arm and hand motion dovetail his being one of the originators (in the early 1970s) of what has come to be known today as "economy picking" . He was one of the very first guitarists to scallop his fingerboard in 1973 after seeing a vina on the cover of a LP record by Indian classical musician Chitti Babu In the early 1990s Ney Mello performed his compositions and improvisations for Vice President Al Gore at his birthday celebration in Washington DC. He subsequently received another invitation to perform on solo guitar for First Lady Barbara Bush in Washington DC. Mello has been playing live, recording as guest soloist on various artist's records (including a number one hit and a number two SoundClick chart hit with singer Sherreece), and teaching since 1975. He has several musical instrument and audio equipment endorsement deals. He has taught master classes and clinics at Howard University and Towson University as well as the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. His former students include three time Grammy Award winner Herbert Vianna and English Polydor Records recording artist Steve Davidson from The Ian Brown (Stone Roses Founder) Band. Ney Mello’s educational DVD “Maximum Speed Picking with Ney Mello” was released in 2008. It is the first DVD of its kind to completely analyze right hand string instrument plectrum (flat-pick) motion fundamentals in an unprecedented level of detail and precision. It includes previously unavailable explanations of universal sets of motion and combinatory motion in the right arm and hand. It has made possible an unparalleled level of practical awareness of the exact motions of the arm and hand necessary for pick (plectrum) mastery. Ney Mello's articles on advanced guitar technique as well as general art philosophy are read worldwide.
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*Today is the last day you will see this page active, due to the greatly increased professional expansion and thriving friend participation, of our other social network sites. New friends and fans will  find the much sought after articles and pro tips as usual  on Facebook and Youtube after July 20th*





 


NEY MELLO, award-winning guitarist/Composer, recording artist and master teacher. Author of guitar picking technique DVD  "Maximum Speed Picking with Ney Mello". Located in the Washington DC area, USA

Je parle Français, Português, Español,  Italiano. Some Farsi and Swahili.






"Ney Mello is clearly a unique and inspired artist
who must be heard. His playing has all the elements I like to hear"
-Al DI  MEOLA




"Ney is a monster. I have never seen anything like it.."
-3 time Grammy Award winner Herbert Vianna, in
GUITAR PLAYER  magazine.



'Ney mello has become a guitar prophet in his native land"
-J D Raffaelli, O GLOBO



''Swift and challenging arrangements. His compositions were often distinguished by colorful tangents and appealing melodies"
-Mike Joyce, THE WASHINGTON POST



''His  playing, urgent then methodical, dripped with emotion..was always technically magnificent"
-RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH


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Porto Alegre, Brazil, - Washington DC, USA - Caracas, Venezuela - Rosario, Argentina - Addis Abeba, Ethiopia - Tehran, Iran - Brussels. Belgium - Berlin, Germany - Nairobi. Kenya
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"The Son" -by A Clockwork in Action-Ney Mello drum mix & t...
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‎"The Son" from the release: "Hymn of A Rind" by A Clockwork in Action. Drum recording and drum mix by Ney Mello, at Carnaby69 ...

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Charles Augustine: Composer, arranger, Guitar, Keyboards, drums. Ney Mello: live studio drum recording and mixing at Carnaby69 studio

I go there fairly often. Excelent Indian cuisine. Almost top level. More refined that Hande. Service is ok, but not yet great. Waiters are a bit brisk and stressed. Not for a calm dinner or lunch atmosphere, but still OK for a nice dinner.
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