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    "Classical Mando"

    Y'all,

    May I present my "Classical Mando"?

    The strings and harpsichord are from the Garritan Personal Orchestra sample library. The mandolin is from a company known as BOB American Folk Instruments.

    Regards,
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: "Classical Mando"

    Hi Larry,
    I am detecting a Ukrainian classical influence in there somewhere. The mandolin sounds quite real to my ears - so, well rendered and a good match for your playing style. An enjoyable listen!

    Del
    Music happens to be an art form that transcends language. - Herbie Hancock

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    Re: "Classical Mando"

    Quote Originally Posted by DelCarry View Post
    Hi Larry,
    I am detecting a Ukrainian classical influence in there somewhere. The mandolin sounds quite real to my ears - so, well rendered and a good match for your playing style. An enjoyable listen!

    Del
    You didn't know that I am Ukrainian, eh? I'm kidding.

    Thanks for giving it a listen, Mister Del and Merry Christmas to you!

    Regards,
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: "Classical Mando"

    Hey, my lovely wife is (half) Ukranian. And Ukranian's
    are well known for their devotion to the mandolin...
    indeed, so much so, that they have a national shrine
    to the instrument, and celebrate it with parades and
    fireworks, annually.

    Or maybe that's Ukranian Independence Day. It's
    hard to tell.

    I enjoyed the piece, in any event, Larry. Twice, in
    fact... very well done flavor and styling in this.

    May I also wish you a Merry Christmas, old friend;
    and a wonderful New Year!

    All the best,



    David
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    David Sosnowski
    www.DavidSosnowski.com

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    Re: "Classical Mando"

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux View Post
    Hey, my lovely wife is (half) Ukranian. And Ukranian's
    are well known for their devotion to the mandolin...
    indeed, so much so, that they have a national shrine
    to the instrument, and celebrate it with parades and
    fireworks, annually.

    Or maybe that's Ukranian Independence Day. It's
    hard to tell.

    I enjoyed the piece, in any event, Larry. Twice, in
    fact... very well done flavor and styling in this.

    May I also wish you a Merry Christmas, old friend;
    and a wonderful New Year!

    All the best,



    David
    -----
    David Sosnowski
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    I'm sorry to hear that you have only half a wife, Mister David. Is it the half that talks or...uhhh...otherwise?

    Mandolin was the first instrument I learned to play as a young kid centuries ago. I have a special place in my heart for that instrument.

    I appreciate your comments as always. Thank you, my friend.

    Merry Christmas and a great 2010 to you and Miz Sos.

    My best,
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: "Classical Mando"

    Hey Tex!

    I enjoyed this Larry! I fell in love with the mandolin growing up Italian-American ... you may have noticed there's a few mandolins here and there in Italian music! LOL. In the 70's, I went crazy for David Grisman and his "Dawg" fusion music ... how bad can Bluegrass-meets-Django be?

    Your presentation of the mandolin in a classical role proves the versatility of the instrument; it seems to be at home in nearly any setting (save, perhaps, mandolin-rap ).

    Question Larry: Are those tremolos played (or "notation-ed") in, or are they available articulations/patches/keyswitch's from BOB AFI? Very convincing however you did it!

    Also, very interesting to hear this was your first axe.

    Regards,

    Frank

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    Re: "Classical Mando"

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank D View Post
    Hey Tex!

    I enjoyed this Larry! I fell in love with the mandolin growing up Italian-American ... you may have noticed there's a few mandolins here and there in Italian music! LOL. In the 70's, I went crazy for David Grisman and his "Dawg" fusion music ... how bad can Bluegrass-meets-Django be?

    Your presentation of the mandolin in a classical role proves the versatility of the instrument; it seems to be at home in nearly any setting (save, perhaps, mandolin-rap ).

    Question Larry: Are those tremolos played (or "notation-ed") in, or are they available articulations/patches/keyswitch's from BOB AFI? Very convincing however you did it!

    Also, very interesting to hear this was your first axe.

    Regards,

    Frank
    Thank you for the nice message, Mister Frank.

    The tremolos are actually separate samples from the regular single-note samples. I load a separate tremolo-only plugin "instrument" along with the regular plugin "instrument".

    My Father taught me basic mandolin when I was about five years old and I did the rest on my own.

    I wish for you and your family a wonderful 2010.

    My Best,
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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