Adventures

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 [...]

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, [...]

Summer, sea, and Greek islands! Part 1, Antiparos

Following a busy winter and spring, it is time for theMandolinTuner to enjoy the famous Greek islands. Off we go, together with HoneyEyes to Antiparos! (I can't believe this hectic year is really over. But it is. I am telling you, it is true!) The team is [...]

MandolinARTE- J. S. Weiss Concerto for guitar and orchestra

I recorded J. S. Weiss Concerto for guitar and orchestra during the summer of 2015. This should have been a demanding recording, but it took us only an afternoon, where most time was spent on setup. Having excellent musicians as part of your orchestra is what makes this possible! [...]

MandolinARTE – Goran Bregovich, Alkistis Protopsalti, Theos an Einai, Live

This week's video is an amazing song with music from Goran Bregovich, performed by MandolinARTE live during one of their 18 concerts on tour with Alkistis Protopsalti attended by more than 30.000 people in 2016. Alkistis Protopsalti performance in this video is just fantastic, and everyone in [...]

Un Dia De Noviembre by Leo Brower (Score)

[Update] After receiving a very nice email from Sergio Saldivar-Salazar, a mandolin player and follower of theMandolinTuner,  I followed his suggestion and updated this article to include the guitar sound track to help you play-along.  I also replaced the previous video performance - that was a recording of only [...]

Two interesting trips, two beautiful destinations (banjola & mandolin)

I received a great review of a Richard Morgan custom banjola (!) and mandolin all the way from Australia by John Hicks. I am sure that the banjola is an interesting topic, so I decided to share it with you. Here it is: Life but not as we know it [...]

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 [...]

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