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mandolin beat

By theGuen on April 8, 2018 9:02 pm

Ok this one started some weeks ago when i stumbled across some old italian maestro who played the godfahther theme on his mandolin. I really loved that, and thought that would be hell nice with a cool beat. So i read a bit about mandolins and ended buying a quite cheap one on amazon. I did'nt find any middle class instruments... and it seems that they all need some tuning. Ok, so my mandolin arrived and it took me like two evenings to get that damn thing tuned... but i liked the sound, good waited one week to let the strings settle and it keeps the tuning nicely... So i've tried to play what i have heard... NO WAY... Don't know why i thought i could play things like that wink So it hangs on the wall for some more weeks...
This week i was motiviated to use it, but realized that i don't know any chord nor i now where the notes are... So my fingers startet to play what they are used to while my ears were moaning for some time and than said ...ok... that might work smile
As i wanted to use not too much samples i took out the udu drum which i also never really used one any tracks and started to play a little beat. I also recorded some eggshaker. I layered everything with some drums and synths. Sorrowly i don't have a cow bell so i had to play it on the sampler... was one of the most fun parts to play.
So here it is not virtuos not much variations... but i kind of like it smile

Hope you enjoy...

Have a good week!

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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April 9, 2018 2:48 am

Interesting Middle-Eastern vibes. I kind of like it as well.

April 9, 2018 9:18 pm

I can get a good italian feeling out of this, don`t hear any tuningproblem and totaly love that beat.          A brandnew style is born.

April 9, 2018 10:54 pm

Has a really good exotic feel to it.  The mandolin sounds great.  I like this track a lot!  I've got a mandolin I've had for many years.  I'll have to bust it out on something soon.

April 10, 2018 1:26 am

diggin' it !

April 10, 2018 11:45 pm

Nice vibe, I like how it changes up toward the end. Mando sounds great, nice idea to use that!

April 11, 2018 1:51 am

Yes, very much enjoying the vibe of this one, I love how you decided to buy the mandolin

April 12, 2018 4:15 pm

The beat that kicks in with the fast mando-licks is suhweet! 

April 15, 2018 12:10 pm

Such an interesting colour coming from this collection of sounds. Nice work indeed.

April 15, 2018 9:00 pm
Jim Wood wrote:

Interesting Middle-Eastern vibes. I kind of like it as well.

Q-Rosh wrote:

I can get a good italian feeling out of this, don`t hear any tuningproblem and totaly love that beat.          A brandnew style is born.

CosmicCairns wrote:

Has a really good exotic feel to it.  The mandolin sounds great.  I like this track a lot!  I've got a mandolin I've had for many years.  I'll have to bust it out on something soon.

cfurrow wrote:

diggin' it !

miraclemiles wrote:

Nice vibe, I like how it changes up toward the end. Mando sounds great, nice idea to use that!

Jason Nijjer wrote:

Yes, very much enjoying the vibe of this one, I love how you decided to buy the mandolin

Tone Matrix wrote:

The beat that kicks in with the fast mando-licks is suhweet!

Ryan wrote:

Such an interesting colour coming from this collection of sounds. Nice work indeed.

Thanks for taking time and for your kind comments big_smile

April 24, 2018 7:15 pm

awesome beat and good story. the drums are nice and simple and let the strings do their job. i don't know any thing about playing a mandolin, but it sounds like an experience i would have had. i tend to just play every thing how i feel, rather than how it's intended. i look forward to your beats every week (even though i sometimes listen weeks later...) smile

April 25, 2018 3:28 pm
ahhsumx wrote:

awesome beat and good story. the drums are nice and simple and let the strings do their job. i don't know any thing about playing a mandolin, but it sounds like an experience i would have had. i tend to just play every thing how i feel, rather than how it's intended. i look forward to your beats every week (even though i sometimes listen weeks later...) smile


Hey man thank you very much! I am still a bit nervous that this is public... you know like stage fright...

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