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