Christos Rizos

About Christos Rizos

I’m Chris, a mandolin lover from Greece, trained in Music, Mathematics and IT who makes a living on technology but enjoys life through music and arts. Welcome to my adventures!

Mandolin for Beginners: Lesson 3 – tremolo (continued)

Mandolin tremolo is the subject of this 3rd lesson in the Mandolin Lessons for beginners concept I conceived almost one year ago targeting to teach my kids how to play mandolin and have fun, while at the same time help others learn mandolin as well, by recording here a [...]

The Art of Mandolin Setup: A Beginner’s Guide

Introduction: Welcome to the fascinating world of mandolin playing where every detail matters in creating that perfect harmony! Whether you're a seasoned musician or a beginner, understanding the basics of mandolin setup is crucial for a delightful playing experience. In this post, we're delving into the essentials of [...]

Mandolin Strings: a complete guide

Mandolin Strings are very important, as they have a big effect on your mandolin sound. The selection of mandolin strings is important, but also important is to know how to maintain your strings and when/how to change them. This article covers the above, explaining the following subjects in below paragraphs: [...]

Las Abejas by Augustin Barrios performed by Hamilton Hollanda – tMt TV #32

Here is an amazing performance of Las Abejas, a composition of the Paraguayan guitarist Augustin Barrios. Agustín Barrios composed Las Abejas in 1921, the same year he wrote another famous piece of music, La Catedral. Although it is classified as a study and it is said that Barrios rarely performed [...]

Altalena, Lino Cannavacciuolo (LIVE by MandolinARTE)

Altalena is a beautiful composition by Lino Cannavacciuolo. Recorded live during MandolinARTE, the Plucked Orchestra of Athens live concert - just before the COVID-19 pandemic, in Athens Greece (FOY Ymittos Concert Hall). We were happy to perform at this venue that is hosting us, but is also doing [...]

A few details about the 2nd Edition of my book – Mandolin Chords Guidebook Playing Songs

Like almost everybody else, I am in quarantine at home due to COVID-19, so I have started some of the projects I have been postponing for a loooooong time. One of these projects, is to finish writing the Mandolin Chords Guidebook series. My plan has been from the beginning [...]

MandolinARTE – Summer Nostos Festival at SNF

This week's video, is again from a concert I gave with MandolinARTE - the Plucked Orchestra of  Athens and the famous singer Alkistis Protopsalti in June 2019, at one of the most amazing venues of Greece, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). As you will see from this short video, [...]

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