The sound of the tremolo has defined the mandolin through the ages with a seemingly endless variety of compelling sounds: single, double and triple string work; pizzicato (pulling off), staccato and legato, and "duo style," an astonishing technique that makes the mandolin sound like two instruments. Playing her bowl-back Caterina teaches them all and helps you accomplish the pick technique needed to get speed, tone, precision and feeling out of the tremolo. Mike joins in to show the differences between classical style and American bluegrass sounds. You'll learn old Italian folk songs, Romantic era classical pieces and folk standards: "Return to Sorrento," "Amazing Grace," "My Old Kentucky Home," a Schubert sonata and etudes and pieces by Italian mandolin master Raffaele Calace. Early intermediate. Note/tab included as PDF file on the disc. 120 min.