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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 [...]

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 [...]

Greetings from the land of lost musicians!

Greetings from the land of lost musicians! It's been a while since I wrote the last blog post, as it's been a very busy month. Alexandra is preparing for IB prediction exams, and I am helping out with Mathematics Panos is preparing for his classical guitar middle level exams [...]

So Long Marianne by Leonard Cohen (Lyrics & Chords)

Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) had been a music inspiration of my youth. I discovered his songs as a student and was immediately captivated by his unique style, "dark" sound, baritone raw voice and beautiful lyrics. I really did not care then about the harmony (chords) or the instruments used. I only [...]

“Don’t Cry”, performed by MandolinARTE and Alkistis Protopsalti – tMt TV #102

Enjoy another video from a rehearsal of MandolinARTE together with the singer Alkistis Protopsalti, Thomas Kontogeorgis at the piano, Alexis Kostas at the drums, Aggelos Tzamarias at the trombone. This is "Don't Cry" a great song composed by Ilias Andriopoulos with lyrics by Mihalis Bourboulis. This songs manages to present [...]

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MandolinARTE rehearsal with Alkistis Protopsalti, “The corridor’s cruise” – tMt TV #101

Here is a video of the famous Plucked Strings Orchestra of Athens "MandolinARTE" rehearsing together with singer Alkistis Protopsalti the beautiful song "The corridor's cruise". In this video I play the octave mandolin but I also sing, together with all the members of the orchestra. Note how the composition of [...]

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Lava – A song with MandolinARTE and Alkistis Protopsalti – tMt TV #100

For the last two and half years I have been performing with MandolinARTE, the Plucked Strings Orchestra of Athens, playing Mandola and Mandocello. MandolinARTE is a great orchestra, which is having a big impact in the Greek music scene and is making the mandolin popular again in Greece. One of [...]

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