Recordings of my own
compositions and arrangements
These are recordings some of
some of my compositions and
arrangements for mandolin. See also page "My compositions" for
recordings of the already published pieces.
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Nola by Felix Arndt (Februar 2008)
been composed by Felix
Arndt for his fiancee and later wife and was
a big success. Jethro Burns liked to play this piece, the solo version
can be found on his LP Tea for One. I have always liked to play this
piece, and in the last weeks I have tried to learn to play Nola like
Jethro - and I think I am close to Jethro's version
Gibson A9, recording with Zoom H2):
Akai Sweet Pea (Februar 2009)
赤いスイートピー 『Red Sweetpea』～ 松田聖子 【Matsuda Seiko】
This song is a No. 1 song of famous Japanese singer Seiko
Matsuda from 1982. There is a nice video ein schönes Video des Duos Wayside by
the guitar / mandolin duo wayside from Japan. I have created a version
for solo-mandolin. The recording quality is not very good - just made
with my iBook, but I wanted to hear how it sounds. Maybe I will make
some small changes to my version, but I think it is quite well.
El Noi de la Mare (Sommer 2008)
For Tom, who wanted to play this! (see also youtube videos of
me and of Tom)
My youtube Videos
I have made many videos of my
pieces and arrangements for the mandolin, you can find it here:
Recordings May 2006
Recordings of my pieces that I want to publish this year. Some of the
pieces might also be interesting for the violin with small changes. If
you want to try the pieces and tell me what you think about it, please
This piece is one of my favorite compositions.
It does contain
little bit of "black painted stone" (as you certainly can hear) - if I
ever publish this it will only contain a fainted glance of this "black
painted stone" (ie. the chord progressions). It does also contain a lot
of "rolling stone" (aka crosspicking) - I hope that you enjoy this
music like I do!
New March 2006 - My
arrangement of the folksong Linstead Market for
The following piece is called "Hervé's Dream", I have
this to Hervé Coufleau who built my new mandolin. Of course
has been played on my new Coufleau mandolin.
I think this arrangement of the folksong Linstead Market
is very beatifiul -
I like to play it very much. What do you think? It is played on my new
Coufleau mandolin, recorded on a FOSTEX MR 8 HD recorder and has been
mastered with Soundstudio on my Mac Powerbook - do you like the sound?
August 2005 - I
Cool Onkel Jul!
Last year I bought a ZOOM MRS-4
4 track recorder which records to
Smart Media Cards. This makes it possible to play the melody and
afterwards playback the melody and record more voices.
The next piece was recorded
with CUBASE on my Powermac - I think I
should make a new recording with my ZOOM. Because I talk in this piece
"Was? Was?" I call the recording also "Was? Was?" - in fact
an early version of "Kennst du Jethro" - one of the pieces in
my book "Variety of blue"
Some older recordings
One of my early favorite pieces - not very easy. I think it is one of
my best pieces - if you think you can play this, I can send you the
sheet music on request - I would really like to hear this played by
When I played the guitar, I
used to play a lot of Fingerpicking,
especially I loved the fingerpicking method by Sigi Schwab. Some of my
mandolin pieces are using picking techniques that ar similar to guitar
picking styles. Here is one of my picking pieces called "Pick it fast!"
- it hase been published in my book with the same titel "Pick it fast!"
Recordings of my favorite
Rip off by Jetho Burns:
Idle Time by Mike Compton / Nashville Bluegrass Band
Pieces played by our Band
Blackberry Jam, recorded in 1999
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