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Antonio Rosa

Acoustic Fingerpicking, Mostly...back In Action!

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Welcome to my page at Wholenote.

I'm a 56 years old guitarist and I play mostly acoustic fingerstyle.I'm able to flatpick (not too fast...)

I also play electric guitar, but as I get older my preferences changed for the acoustic side.

I like and listen to almost every kind of guitar music (acoustic or not). Folk, blues, jazz, classical, flamenco, bossa-nova, latin ,celtic(you name it) and of course good portuguese music. Yes, we have good music and musicians in Portugal, unfortunately the best are almost unknown outside borders.

I play a little mandolin, and tried the banjo with little sucess. Sometimes I play portuguese songs for my friends, they always ask that. Please feel free to contact at antonioerosa@gmail.com, I like very much to receive and answer e-mail, to talk about music, guitars, artists, recordings or even to say hello.

I'm also a Band-in-a-Box user, a great tool for learning.


If you want to know some of the records I like, I've made some reviews to the resources at Wholenote.

My instruments:

Acoustic Guitars - Taylor 314CE,Washburn D-15M, Mandolins - Aria and Fender,Banjo - Washburn B-16,Dobro - Hofner,Nylon String- Takamine, Contreras

Electric - Epiphone Sheraton

12-string - Ibaez

Cavaquinho - 4 string instrument (like the ukelele).

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Musical Influences

  • My teacher Mario Ribeiro,fingerpicking: Merle Travis, Mississipi John Hurt, Marcel Dadi, Big Bill Broonzy
  • Flatpicking: Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Dan Crary
  • Portuguese: Jos Afonso, Adriano Correia de Oliveira, Manuel Freire, Vitorino

Favorite Recordings

  • Too much to list...anyway,
  • Doc Watson (featuring Merle Watson)- On Stage
  • Carlos Paredes - Espelho de Sons, Jos Afonso -Cantigas do Maio to name 3. Please check my resources.