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.