Music Assessment – The Departure by Ten String Serenade

Music Assessment – The Departure by Ten String Serenade



Music Assessment – The Departure by Ten String Serenade

I obtained a bundle within the mail this week from two younger composer / performers. Though the music is classical in nature, I hope I may be allowed to supply my perspective as somebody who appreciates music reasonably than the attitude of a music scholar, which I’m not.

I make particular exception for this music as a result of I find it irresistible. It stirs pictures in my thoughts and soothes my soul. I’m speaking concerning the debut recording of the terribly gifted younger duo often called Ten String Serenade. This work is entitled, The Departure. Ten String Serenade is principally Alex Hollums on metal string guitar and Karla Dietmeyer on violin. These two composer / performers play quite a lot of devices on this recording together with cello, piano, percussion and glockenspiel. They co-wrote the entire songs apart from “Dad's Music” written by Mark Hollums and Karla Dietmeyer and “How Candy The Sound”, which is an authentic association based mostly on the normal spirituals “Swing Low Candy Chariot” and “Superb Grace” . I must also credit score Brent Bouthiller for his work on drums, mandolin and bongos in addition to his glorious manufacturing at Rescue Sound Applied sciences in Peachtree Metropolis, Georgia.

I imagine many of the music on this CD would even be categorized as chamber music. The exception is primarily because of the magic of recording applied sciences by which strings are layered collectively to create an orchestral sound. I may also say that each authentic track and association could be ideally fitted to placement in movie, tv or promoting. Each track creates a temper which is the first purpose for producers of movie and tv.

The primary track I wish to characteristic known as Nuovo Giorno which is track primary on the CD. I feel this implies new day in Italian. My two different Italian phrases are spaghetti and ravioli. This music begins with an intro. I do know, profound. Really, it has a ravishing simplicity that’s haunting. The track strikes right into a spirited guitar / violin association. I really like Karla's use of double stops all through most of this piece. She demonstrates extraordinary command over this emotional and sophisticated instrument that’s the violin.

Music quantity three known as Mountaintown Lullaby. Alex creates a temper along with his glorious classical fingerstyle on the metal string guitar. I imagine his expression may be very harking back to Chet Atkins on his later work similar to, “Sails” (CBS, 1987). The guitar is distinguished within the early a part of the track with glorious piano and violin fills. The violin strikes prominently to the forefront, or “on prime” in efficiency vernacular, halfway by means of the track. Karla and Alex each show their understanding of dynamics because the violin strikes again to the background and the guitar strikes again on prime. I feel the harmonics are a pleasant contact on the finish of the track.

Music quantity 4 on the CD is Blue Eyes Desires. The lyrics to this love track are written by Karla. WARNING: If you’re in a relationship with a major different particular person, you might wish to skip this track as you might end up falling in love with Karla's voice. This track begins with a pleasant shuffle rhythm on acoustic guitar with good mandolin fills all through. I really like the melodies within the verses and the refrain. She ought to write extra.

Music quantity seven on the CD known as How Candy the Sound. I imagine this can be a medley sort association of Swing Low Candy Chariot and Superb Grace. The cello offers some backside finish that’s adopted by layers of harmonized strings. I really like the impact. Nevertheless, I’m not positive how Karla and Alex will carry out this piece reside with out some assist from a bunch of oldsters in formal put on.

Music quantity eight is entitled, The Departure. This track has a really good guitar intro with harmonics. The music is bittersweet, which one may anticipate from a track referred to as The Departure. I used to be reminded of these instances in my life after I needed to say goodbye to somebody very near me. The manufacturing and blend on this track is nice. I just like the change and the cello. There’s a good construct with layered strings. The timing construction appears complicated at instances. My mind isn’t fairly giant sufficient to understand precisely what’s going on, however evidently two separate timings are by some means layered collectively. I simply know that I just like the impact. Good fade with harmonics on the finish.

Music quantity 9 known as Huge Footwear. On this track, Alex as soon as once more provides the listener a pattern of his classical stylings. This track additionally jogs my memory of Chet Atkins. The track has pretty association on the string sections offering nice depth and texture. I really like the cello on this track.

In abstract, each Alex and Karla show extraordinary technical talents on their respective devices. They’ve the uncommon means to realize an emotional degree that many people extraordinary people confer with as soul. It’s actually a capability that’s past their years. Karla demonstrates a pleasant means to craft lyrics and he or she has a stunning voice. However that’s not all. Additionally they present a fantastic expertise for composition and association. The depth and texture of this music has the potential to evoke a variety of emotion for the listener. Please try their web site at TenStringSerenade.com .


Music Assessment – The Departure by Ten String Serenade