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Aires Pinheiro

Aires Pinheiro

@ Portugal


Began his musical studies at Vasco de Gama Music School. With fourteen years old he dedicated himself to the guitar as a self-taught student, receiving solfeggio and musical theory lessons from Carlos Costa. Completed the Complementary Guitar Course at S. Pio X Music Academy under Mário Adélio Amorim, whit a Scholarship of Dr. Elias de Aguiar Foundation. 1st Prize Winner at the Legato 99 competition, He graduated from ESMAE under José Pina and obtained a Master, by the University of Aveiro, under Paulo Vaz de Carvalho. Attended Masterclasses with Artur Caldeira, Paulo Vaz de Carvalho, José Pina, Ken Murray, Julius Kurauskas, Gunnar Spjüth, Benjamin Verdery, Franz Haslaz, Josef Zsapka, Betho Davezac, Margarita Escarpa, Alberto Ponce and Leo Brouwer. He currently teaches at Vila do Conde Music Conservatory and at Bomfim Conservatory, in Braga. He attends at the Doctorate in Music at the University of Aveiro. He is a certified Trainer by the Scientific- Pedagogical Council for Ongoing Training, for the areas of Music Education and Specific Music Didactics.

Nov. 13 | “Peeling the Magic Guitar from Eurico A. Cebolo” @ Conference

"This work intends to reflect on the pedagogical work of Eurico Augusto Cebolo (October 28, 1938). Throughout his career, the aforementioned author has published 51 manuals dedicated to the teaching of music. These manuals are sold all over the country, reaching out to a large number of people who through them begin to study music. The enormous dissemination of the pedagogical work of Eurico Cebolo at national level, resulting in an initial training in music of a large part of the Portuguese population that is dedicated to the study of an instrument, makes it pertinent to investigate the content of this work and what proposals are presented in it. In addition, these pedagogical works are not commonly accepted in the more orthodox academic community, and even mocked and mocked by less informed musicians, who probably never spent a single minute to analyze in a minimally critical way the content in these works. In my view, this is a very unfair position, since it does not even try to understand the essence of Cebolo’s work. Throughout this communication, I will try to demystify this work and contribute to a better understanding of what is the pedagogical work of this author. The focus of the work will be exclusively on the pedagogical work for guitar of this composer since it is intended later to insert the results obtained in an investigation on the teaching of guitar in Portugal at unofficial level. In this work only the manuals titled Guitar Mágica 1, 2 and 3 will be object of study because they are the only ones that present pieces by the author of Eurico A. Cebolo. A description of each manual will be made, and a comparison will be made with works by other authors that approached the same theme."