Paulinho Nogueira (Campinas, 8 ottobre 1929 – São Paulo, 2 agosto 2003)[1] was a Brazilian guitarist, composer and singer.


He was an eclectic composer and his influences ranging from Bossa Nova to Bach. Paulinho Nogueira created the craviola, a musical instrument similar to the acoustic guitar. He was the teacher of Toquinho.[2]


The Craviola is a stringed musical instrument designed by Paulinho Nogueira and built by manufacturer Giannini.

Craviolas have a distinct asymmetric body shape comparable to an acoustic guitar. Their timbre is a combination of sounds from a harpsichord and a viola caipira, hence the portmanteau (Cravo is the Portuguese word for harpsichord).

Craviolas can be six-string or twelve-string (either nylon or steel) and are produced solely by Giannini.


  • A voz do violão (1959) Columbia
  • Brasil, violão e sambalanço (1960) RGE
  • Menino desce daí/Tema do boneco de palha (1961) RGE 78
  • Sambas de ontem e de hoje (1961) RGE
  • Outros sambas de ontem e de hoje (1962) RGE
  • Mais sambas de ontem e de hoje (1963) RGE
  • A nova bossa é violão (1964) RGE
  • O fino do violão (1965) RGE
  • Sambas e marchas da nova geração (1966) RGE
  • Paulinho Nogueira (1967) RGE
  • Um festival de violão (1968) RGE
  • Paulinho Nogueira canta suas composições (1970) RGE
  • Dez bilhões de neurônios (1972) Continental
  • Paulinho Nogueira, violão e samba (1973) Continental 10.108
  • Simplesmente (1974) Continental
  • Moda de craviola (1975) Continental
  • Antologia do violão (1976) Phonogram
  • Nas asas do moinho (1979) Alequim
  • O fino do violão volume 2 (1980) Bandeirantes/WEA
  • Tom Jobim – Retrospectiva (1981) Cristal/WEA
  • Água branca (1983) Eldorado
  • Tons e semitons (1986) Independente
  • Late night guitar - The Brazilian sound of Paulinho Nogueira (1992)
  • Coração violão (1995) Movieplay
  • Brasil musical - Série música viva - Paulinho Nogueira e Alemã (1996) Tom Brasil
  • Sempre amigos (1999) Movieplay
  • Reflexões (1999) Malandro Records
  • Chico Buarque - Primeiras composições (2002) Trama



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