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Martin Jonas
Nov-19-2016, 7:43pm
In memory of Leonard Cohen, who had a purity of thought and elegance of words that cut right through to the inner core of being.

My recording of "Hallelujah" is based on an SATB choral arrangement with piano accompaniment, adapted by me to a mandolin quartet (2 mandolins, mandola, mandocello) with tenor guitar accompaniment.

1890s Umberto Ceccherini mandolin
Mid-Missouri M-0W mandolin
Mid-Missouri M-111 octave mandolin
Suzuki MC-815 mandocello
Vintage Viaten tenor guitar



Martin

Martin Jonas
Nov-20-2016, 8:32am
Listening back to the take I uploaded yesterday, I decided the tone of the bowlback doesn't suit the arrangement. So, I've re-recorded the soprano line on my Gibson Ajr which I think blends better with the other instruments. Here is the new mix:

1921 Gibson Ajr mandolin
Mid-Missouri M-0W mandolin
Mid-Missouri M-111 octave mandolin
Suzuki MC-815 mandocello
Vintage Viaten tenor guitar



Martin

billhay4
Nov-21-2016, 2:46pm
Where's you gravelly voice, Martin?
Bill

Martin Jonas
Nov-21-2016, 3:01pm
Where's you gravelly voice, Martin?


I don't share Mr Cohen's gift of a golden voice....

Martin

billhay4
Nov-22-2016, 11:57am
I don't share Mr Cohen's gift of a golden voice....
Nor do many.
Bill