Classical Mandolin- The Art Of Tremolo


The sound of the tremolo has defined the mandolin in the course of the ages. Whether playing old Italian folk songs, Romantic era classical pieces or folk and bluegrass standards, executing the tremolo with expressiveness, depth and complexity is the hallmark of a actually accomplished mandolinist. There s a seemingly endless number of compelling sounds you’ll get from the tremolo: single, double and triple string work; pizzicato (pulling off); staccato and legato; and duo style, an astonishing technique that makes the mandolin sound like two instruments without delay. Caterina Lichtenberg teaches them all in this actually inspiring, in-depth lesson. Playing her bowl-back (Mike Marshall demonstrates on his flat-back Gibson), Caterina helps you accomplish the pick technique you ll want to get speed, tone, precision and feeling out of the tremolo. Mike joins her to show the differences between her classical style and American bluegrass sounds. In a musical conversation between two master players, they perform a good looking duet at the famous Italian song, Return to Sorrento. You ll come away from this lesson playing beautiful arrangements of Amazing Grace and My Old Kentucky Home; a famous sonata by Schubert; the theme from The Godfather; and quite a lot of etudes and pieces by the great Italian mandolin master, Raffaele Calace.


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