In this beautiful video, Carlo Aonzo plays “Studies on the left hand Pizzicato” by
A native of Savona, Italy, Carlo Aonzo has an extensive background in Italian classical
Bandolim (mandolin) virtuoso Danilo Brito was born in São Paulo, Brazil and started playing
Hamilton de Holanda is a Brazilian bandolinist known for his mixture of choro and contemporary
There are many ways to tune your mandolin. When selecting a way, you must take into account various conditions. For example, when you are
Capricho de Sul is included in the latest CD release from Hamilton de Holanda Trio.
Hamilton de Holanda(10-string mandolin) transgressor of the mandolin adding 2 extra
Big day today! Starting mandolin lessons to my 10-year old child Panos and the 13-year old Alexandra and I am excited. I want to
There are many positions (ways, variants etc.) to play the B augmented (Baug) mandolin chord. In this article you can find the most common mandolin
I discovered Shel in May 2013 just after I stumbled upon excellent Eva Holbrook Youtube Video, Tuscany. I was really impressed by Eva, and her creative use
Big day today! I am very excited that I have just released a new ‘Mandolin Events’ feature here at theMandolinTuner. If you are interested,
This article is about a song I heard via Pandora radio, called Pacoca, by Celso Machado.
The original piece was written for flute and guitar and
During the last two weeks, as I mentioned in my latest post full of energy after an exciting summer, I have been studying an excellent
Hope you are well and enjoying life, health and music!
My news: This week, I am doing a lot of work in the mandolin chords
This is a very busy and exciting period! Just back from summer vacation, and I am full of energy and new ideas.
The first project
The Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin (BWV 1001–1006) are a set of six works composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. They consist of three
This is Avi Avital debut album for Deutsche Grammophon, devoted to one of his great passions: the music of J.S. Bach. The programme includes
“Desvairada” is a three part valse-choro played in 6/8 and has the form: ABBACCA, the piece containing several examples of appegios in double timing,
As I mentioned before in my SNARK SN-8 tuner review, I tend to tune by ear, at least when I am practicing at home,
Being a mandolin and guitar player for almost 37 years, I got used to mainly use my ear to tune my mandolins and guitars.
The pick can have as big an effect on sound and playability of your mandolin as a bow does for a violin – on the
Although mandolin is an excellent instrument for beginners, it is natural a student to feel strange at the beginning even trying to hold this
Libertango is a composition by tango composer Ástor Piazzolla, recorded and published in 1974 in Milan. The title is a portmanteau merging “Libertad” (Spanish for liberty) and “Tango”, symbolizing Piazzolla’s break from Classical Tango to Tango Nuevo.
This composition has appeared on over 500 separate releases and I think for a good reason. The original release was recorded in May 1974 at “Mondial Sound Studio”, Milan (Italy), with Astor Piazzolla (the composer) playing the bandoneón.
This is a piece of music that I really like, so I decided to play it on the mandolin. You can hear my performance below.