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Guitarist plays funky acoustic cover of Bee Gees’ “Staying Alive”

May 28th, 2020

It is always pleasant when you hear a skilled musician playing one of your favorite tunes while chilling at a café or restaurant.

That’s why these people were in for a treat when this guitarist played a Bee Gees tune on flamenco guitar.

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The man started playing the Bee Gees classic “Stayin’ Alive” inside Monkey Bar & Grill in Tenerife, Spain.

People’s eyes were glued on him as he strummed and plucked the strings of his guitar creating this familiar tune.

For those who don’t know, this talented performer’s name is Naudo Rodrigues.

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The thing that caught everyone’s attention is how this man performed the song in an interesting playing style.

From his strums, plucks and riff patterns, you could determine the techniques used in a flamenco guitar. His audience was bewildered by the sound of his guitar, given that he was serenading them a piece of classic English pop music.

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As he was sitting down performing, Naudo still danced along with his rhythm with his hand movements.

During the “ha ha ha” parts in the song, Naudo urged the people to jam along with him!

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Though it didn’t work the first time, the next time he did it, everyone happily jumped in to say the lyrics.

Everyone rewarded him with juicy applause after he finished his performance. Without a doubt, this is an ingenious interpretation of a classic song!

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As it turns out, Naudo Rodrigues is famous for reviving old classics from various legendary musicians and bands like Bee Gees, Michael Jackson and The Beatles.

Aside from the ’90s hits, he also gives renditions of various classical songs like “Por Una Cabeza,” which you can also see on YouTube.

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Instead of playing the same old tune and pattern, he reconstructs the music sheet in a way that it would fit his flamenco guitar style.

Beyond that, he also gives each song a sound that’s fresh to the public.

So, who is Naudo Rodrigues?

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Though his name isn’t known all over the world, he remains insanely famous to Brazilians.

Naudo Rodrigues is a self-taught guitarist who started learning the guitar at a young age of five. Even though he came from a family of musicians, he never went to schools that specialized in music. Instead, he developed and honed his skills by jamming with other musicians.

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He eventually learned how to play all musical styles and learned how to incorporate a few of them into one song.

Rodrigeus started uploading his renditions on YouTube, which gained him a bit of fame. Still, it didn’t take long for YouTube to take his channel down because of copyright infringement.

Still, Rodrigues is one of those musicians who say that there are no specific rules when it comes to playing music.

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If there are specific standards on how to play a song on a guitar, then Rodrigues can prove them wrong with his craft.

It is amazing how he uses his freedom to recreate classics in his artistic ways. According to a review from The Saker, Naudo plays non-flamenco music despite using a flamenco-style technique.

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His musical interpretation of his works is just superb.

If you want to see more of his works, check out Juan Ignacio Moreno’s channel on YouTube. He uploads clips of Naudo’s performances to show his wonderful talent to the world!

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Sources: Last.fm, The Saker, YouTube/Juan Ignacio Moreno

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