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    Default Article: Mike Marshall Mandocello - J.S. Bach Cello Suite #1 BWV


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    Default Re: Article: Mike Marshall Mandocello - J.S. Bach Cello Suite #1

    Can't wait to hear the whole suite on that Monteleone! Beautiful interpretation of the Prelude! Thank you, Mike for producing the whole suite!

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    I love that photo. And I love that Monteleone. Thoes low tones are so big and it is a nice break from the high sound of a mandolin. Good therapy all around! I'm gonna listen to this recording for sure.

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    Default Re: Article: Mike Marshall Mandocello - J.S. Bach Cello Suite #1

    Quote Originally Posted by DougC View Post
    I love that photo. And I love that Monteleone. Thoes low tones are so big and it is a nice break from the high sound of a mandolin. Good therapy all around! I'm gonna listen to this recording for sure.
    I agree with everything you wrote, Doug. A wonderful recording.

    MikeyG

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    This brought tears to my eyes. Such music, such expression. Thanks, Mike.

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    Yes.

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    Bach is medicine that never expires.

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    Wonderful Prelude! Can't wait for the whole package!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Soper View Post
    Wonderful Prelude! Can't wait for the whole package!
    the whole suite is available on his BandCamp page.

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    There is something about this that is soothing to the raw reality of the days we live in. Yoyo Ma had that same perspective and he played in Christchurch New Zealand after a major earthquake they had there a few years back. A great inspirational piece that I just started working on myself recently. Mike, you really make that sing and bravo for bringing this to us when we need it.

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    Default Re: Article: Mike Marshall Mandocello - J.S. Bach Cello Suite #1

    I know this was recorded on a Mandocello, but I was curious what people think about key choices. For example, the original Cello Prelude No. 1 key is G. On this recording he chose play it in the original key, which is cool. I've noticed a lot of mandolin players playing it in D, which retains the relative relationship to the instrument that the cello does in G (first note is on the 3rd string rather than the 4th). Both approaches make sense to me, but I'd love to hear some discourse on why one choice might be better than the other. The plus, to me, of staying in G is that its cool its the original key and its a good bit lower and full sounding than the D versions.

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