Authentic Italian Mandolin
Achille & Nicola Bocus
Achille and Nicola will show how the Italian tremolo technique can be
used to mimic the sound of the human voice. We'll review how to get the
greatest dynamic contrasts out of the mandolin including piano vs. forte,
staccato and legato, and how to use glissando. Be ready to play some
wonderful romantic Italian folk melodies.
Achille and Nicola are teachers of Italian and classical mandolin in
the Bay Area and directors of the San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra. Achille
recently moved from Milan where he conducted the Milan Plucked String
Orchestra and was an orchestral Double Bass player. Achille and Nicola
perform with the ensemble group Mandolini Graziosi and are working on
a recording of Baroque concertos including Vivaldi's famous concerto
for four violins played on mandolins.