Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Friedlander explains pizzicato cello album

Famous jazz cellist Erik Friedlander has explained why he decided to mostly do away with the bow for his latest album, The Broken Arm.

4/4 Size Cello with Case by Gear4music
Superb prices on musical instruments
According to the New York Times, the American musician told an audience at Brooklyn club Barbes that he was inspired to write new pizzicato music for the cello by jazz pioneer Oscar Pettiford, who took up the cello in 1949 when a broken arm left him incapable of playing the double bass.

He went on to use the instrument in a number of his recordings and continued to blaze a trail for the use of plucking in jazz music.

On his website, Friedlander claims that he came up with own pizzicato sound by watching double bass players perform.

"Most of my pizzicato approach is taken from watching jazz bass players work," he remarked.

"I work to get a full, healthy sound and to use an aggressive rhythmic approach."

Pizzicato lessons featuring Friedlander are available on YouTube.

Save money on Cellos today.ADNFCR-2133-ID-19100372-ADNFCR

Posted on 31 Mar 2009 14:47 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

At the 2018 Brit Awards Ed Sheeran teamed up with Ashton Miranda and the Roland LX-17 Digital Piano. Now Roland is giving away the same piano - worth £4399 and signed by Ed and Ashton!

19 Mar 2018 12:37
thumbnail

Through a collaboration with Martin, Sheeran's latest signature model features artwork from his latest album '÷' and has been built to his exact specifications.

25 Apr 2017 17:08
thumbnail

An icon who helped propel the rock 'n' roll movement to new and unprecedented heights. Chucky Berry is praised by many as a founding father of modern music.

20 Mar 2017 11:31
thumbnail

Founding guitarist of legendary LA band Y and T Joey Alves passes away due to complications relating to Ulcerative Colitis. Documentary on soon to follow.

13 Mar 2017 13:12
thumbnail

Destroyer Cola is to be the latest release in rock veterans Kiss' long line of merchandise currently available to the general public for purchase

7 Mar 2017 15:23
thumbnail

In a recent unconfirmed report, frontman of famous rock and roll outfit Guns N' Roses is said to be heading into the studio with Australian rock veterans AC/DC

24 Feb 2017 13:13

Recent Music News

thumbnail

The Tiptop Audio Forbidden Planet is a brand-new, all-analog, multi-mode filter taking inspiration from the Steiner-Parker Synthacon.

19 Sep 2018 12:06
thumbnail

At NAMM 2016, Teenage Engineering unveiled a prototype product with a similar, compact and playful design to the OP-1. Since then, the OP-Z has made numerous appearances at trade shows around the world, in continued states of development but never quite complete.

18 Sep 2018 11:07
thumbnail

Denon DJ has announced the version 1.2.1 update to Engine Prime, meaning the MCX8000 controller can now use this premium music management software.

12 Sep 2018 15:01
thumbnail

Until 31.12.18, new and existing Akai Professional Controller owners can receive free sample content from CR2!

10 Sep 2018 10:51
thumbnail

The brand-new Apollo X6 and X8 rackmount audio interfaces now feature six (!) DSPs for class-leading audio processing capabilities.

6 Sep 2018 19:00
thumbnail

Native Instruments has released a plethora of new products including KOMPLETE 12 and a raft of hardware and software releases for producers and DJs.

6 Sep 2018 12:59