In this article and some additional articles that will follow, I will include everything I did in order to successfully learn, play and record Pacoca with a mandolin and guitar and also two mandolins hoping that I can help other mandolinists do the same and enjoy this beautiful piece of music! You do not have to do it the way I did. I just hope that by describing my way, I will give you enough info and motivation to try and succeed as well, either following my steps or on your own unique way.
This is my second attempt to create an article like this. I tried to do it before with Libertango by Astor Piazzola but I failed. Although I promised I will describe the whole procedure (how to play Libertango with your mandolin),I did not keep my promise. Why? Well, I think because I tried to write the how-to article after I recorded and published my performances. So, I got busy writing other articles, and all that is published so far, is my recording with no instructions and its just a shame. I am to blame, but this time I will succeed!
Before I start, I will try to list the benefits for trying to do what I did.