"Freedom, in my opinion, is one of the most important element of THE MUSIC & ART, because it is what motivates us to create, express, experiment and adopt concepts and ideas. And the 'Free' term on the Academy's registered name is a signal of this."

"The Arts require freedom of expression and technique." 

"For me, it's just THE MUSIC that matters, and this is subject to include the freedom of extemporisation, improvisation and/or impromptu as a crucial part of it, whatever the musical situation or style that is spoken." 

"Music is, THE MUSIC."


"Nothing but the MUSIC." 

"The MUSIC has it all - Freedom, Madness and High Discipline." 

"There is only '1 Music'." 

"Express yourself by developing natural talents." 

"We are all uniquely different with our own set of talents and personalities. These unique skills and psychological traits of a human being can be transferred and/or adopted into the world of performing arts [encouraging and promoting]. And this, would be beneficial, if we follow a set of evaluation parameters of the music learning psychology [improving], as a boost to the process of interactive musical learning." 

"Musicians are all different – this may be called the ‘diversity of music’; that’s why they should have the freedom for their own approaches and styles of playing when they are part of an ensemble, orchestra or band, whatever the musical style to be performed. And of course they should get paid for the work, unless it is a temporary situation of promotion for gaining a musical job in a later stage." 

"Music increases the quality of life and it is the most powerful weapon of therapy. No prejudice, whether sung or instrumental, what matters is that the Music gets into people's ears and/or soul." 

"My art is playing the Music on the guitar, some Portuguese chordophones, and foot drums for which i was the inventor." 

"Music is an aesthetic art and the 'aesthetic principles of music' should be attached to it." 

"There is an important bridge to explore between the classical and popular music fields (the 2 distinct vias) with jazz and contemporary music." 

"I believe that contemporary popular music improvisation (soloing in any style of music or situation) and classical music extemporisation (extempore) and impromptu are entertaining and powerful tools that musicians should know, explore and practise for the profession. But for this to make the desired effect and give 'real life' to the music, or to make people dancing for example a cakewalk or a waltz song, the improvisation or extemporisation must be approached as spontaneous or mini compositions written by a well-trained musician using a writing style specifically for it, after the harmony analysis (the analytical and practical approach of the music) for choosing the appropriate scale, mode, arpeggio and intervallic improvisation options, written by names on each bar (just as an example: 'C Dorian' and 'Sim.', for the 1st 2 bars) of the soloing charts of popular music songs or classical and jazz pieces." 

"If you want to become a true professional player and musician please do not use playalongs (or playbacks), just try to arrange and perform the other parts in some way or hire another musician to help cover your needs."

Quotations of Professor Carlos Viegas

"In the Baroque period, it was common for performers to Improvise ornamentation on a given melody line. Transcribing a tune as actually played would take several pages, as Variations are an intrinsic part of the Music."

(Harp of Tara, Canada)

"There are two versions of every story and (at least) twelve versions of every song."

(Irish proverb)

"Every instrument of the orchestra is inside the guitar, but in smaller sound size."

(Andrés Segovia)

"The Music comes first, whatever the musical style that is spoken."

(Pat Metheny)