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Caterina Lichtenberg - Basic Techniques of Classical Mandolin

By Mandolin Cafe
April 5, 2012 - 10:45 am

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Caterina Lichtenberg - Basic Techniques of the Classical Mandolin

Caterina Lichtenberg - Basic Techniques of the Classical Mandolin

Woodstock, N.Y. — Homespun Music Instruction has announced the publication of Basic Techniques of Classical Mandolin for digital download featuring internationally-renowned classical mandolinist Caterina Lichtenberg.

The mandolin has had a long and rich history in the world of classical music. Many composers, including Vivaldi, Beethoven and Mozart, wrote works for the instrument and its sounds can still be heard in concert halls and on recordings around the world.

Whether you are a newcomer to the mandolin or are already adept in bluegrass, jazz, or other genres, Caterina's instructional DVD will bring new ideas, techniques and repertoire to your playing.

From the study of Greensleeves to a Bach Menuett; from Frere Jacques to Beethoven's Sonatina in C minor, there is a wealth of material here to delight and challenge you.

Caterina introduces concepts and exercises that will affect pick speed and accuracy, scales, vibrato, tremolo, arpeggios, left hand fingering, harmonics and more. Her clear and engaging instruction will bring new ideas, techniques and gorgeous repertoire to all players of the instrument.

A performer as adaptable and charismatic as her instrument, Caterina Lichtenberg has appeared worldwide as performing and workshop artist, showcasing the instrument's folk and classical music capabilities alike, as soloist and in various ensembles. Originally from Bulgaria, she now holds the only professorship of mandolin in Europe at the Cologne University of Music in Germany.

Video sample from this lesson

Basic Techniques of Classical Mandolin is currently available only as a digital download and will be made available in CD form at a future date.

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April 05, 2012 11:59 AM
Looks great! is that a wolle pick?
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