Here is a recording of me playing two guitar tracks and one mandolin track on the tune, “Blue Bossa.” Having a fake book or better yet, “IrealBook,” for a computer or smart phone makes learning jazz standards easier to do. In turn, making the process more fun. Start with songs you have in your head, […]
Jazz standards for arranged for one mandolin. Recently I bought an “iReal Book.” Recording is great practice, one can re-create interesting parts, and omit the less inspirational parts. Below I share my arrangement of a classic song. This is the bare bones, “before,” rendition. Today is the very first time I have attempted to play […]
Below is a video of us covering a favorite song of ours written by Little Feat. Soon this entire concert will be released as Sailing To Denver’s very first live album. The production crew at Oysterfest was nice enough to give us the soundboard quality recording of our playing at the festival. For this show […]
This eight song demonstration of our original sound is just a taste of what is to come. Stay posted for some free listening! We went into Vision Studio with a list of 20 songs and completed eight of our favorites. Being a sextet we tried to showcase each individual’s strengths while staying within the context […]
Below is a video I created using Sony Vegas. The song is Salt Creek, a traditional fiddle tune, I play rhythm guitar and lead mandolin. I plan on having Jenna Mobley, a great fiddle player in town record over this, giving it that high and lonesome sound. The slideshow was an experiment of sorts. So […]
This is a recorded version I created as a back track, today I improvised over it adding the mandolin part. Recording the back tracks to songs you like to play, and/or finding from other resources is a great way to practice.