About Chris

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!

La Paloma, ATTIKA Plucked String Orchestra – TV140

"La Paloma" is a popular Spanish song that has been produced and reinterpreted in diverse cultures, settings, arrangements, and recordings over the last 140 years. The song was composed and written by the Spanish composer from the Basque region Sebastián Iradier (later Yradier) in the 1850s. In 1859 it [...]

Famous Blue Raincoat by Leonard Cohen (Lyrics & Chords)

"Famous Blue Raincoat" is a dark song, that was included in "Songs of Love and Hate", the third studio album by Leonard Cohen. Produced by Bob Johnston, the album was released on March 19, 1971, through Columbia Records. The song is written in the form of a letter, and [...]

I’ll be home for Christmas (Lyrics & Chords)

"I'll Be Home for Christmas" is a Christmas song recorded in 1943 by Bing Crosby, who scored a top ten hit with the song. Originally written to honor soldiers overseas who longed to be home at Christmastime, "I'll Be Home for Christmas" has since gone on to become a Christmas [...]

Building a Neapolitan mandolin; it became a mandola

Almost a year and a half ago, I received a very interesting message from a follower of theMandolinTuner named Erik Houtman. Erik was trying to build a Neapolitan mandolin and was looking for specs. I'm trying to build a bowlback mandolin ( Naepolitan style ) with a stringlenght of [...]

Ekaterina Mochalova, RUSSIA – DB55

Ekaterina Mochalova is a "fierce" mandolinist and dorma player from Russia that has won many international competitions and performs as a soloist with numerous symphonic, chamber and folk instrument orchestras in Russia. She is a great inspiration with her excellent technique and musicality. Continue reading if you want [...]

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