CORONA VIRUS CRISIS
Concerts are cancelled for the foreseeable time and the music schools are closed. I offer all my compositions here to listen to for free. If you like my musical work it would be a great thing if you support me using the following link. Thank you very much. Ciao, Mario Stresow.
The covers are all new and designed by myself. Please click to enlarge. Many of the tunes are available right here on my site at the SHEET MUSIC STORE. I hope you have good time here, best, Mario Stresow.
Ex Novis Vitae
Sarah Frehse & Mario Stresow
Recorded & composed 2020. Sarah is a guitar student of mine. She is a teenager girl, very talented, intelligent and unique. We developed this tune together during the lessons. It is a peaceful tune, that may serve as a lullaby or as a calm down during the daytime.
Ex Novis Vitae 1:030:00 / 1:03
Composed & Recorded 2019. It's like a Daydream. The guitar on this take is my "Guild Starfire 2", which I bought in 2017 at the "No.1 Guitar Center" in Hamburg / Germany. This is a versatile instrument. Definitely it can sound bluesy or with a twang. Also great for Rock n Roll or even Rock Sounds, as far as we not to much in the high gain area. But it can also sound surprisingly fine and jazzy. And now: Listen, relax and dream.
Beautiful Photo by Johannes Plenio / Unsplash.
Reverie 1:210:00 / 1:21
I recorded this in 2017 on my Hoyer 3064 Jazz Guitar. I detected this guitar 2016 in a small shop in Hamburg / Germany - my beloved hometown. Name of the guitar shop was "Guitar Village" - it doesn´t exist anymore. In 2016 I stepped into it after around 15 years for the first time and immediately this guitar catched my eye! Took it with me and tried it out at home. Then I brought it back - but the wouldn´t get out of my brain. So after a while I returned and bought it. Now I´m happy that it is mine. It is an ectremely well balanced instrument in terms of sound and frequencies. The guitar was build I guess in the 1960 or 1970´s. Great Look and Sound! The composition itself happened inspired by this particular guitar and the mood I was in at this moment. You can get the sheet for the tune under SHEET NOTES here on my site, in case you want to check or play it by yourself.
Point Less 3:260:00 / 3:26
Composed & Recorded 2019. Some sicilian flair.
Guitar is my "Guild Starfire 2" again. In terms of amps I choosed a mix: One was my very old Koch Twintone, that I have since 1996 and played for hundreds of hours. Second amp was a Roland Mini Cube with a slight delay on it. Both amps were miked with violet-design "The Maestro" microphones. And this was one of the first recording I made with "Studio One 4" I tried a previous version years ago and now gave it another shot. I like this recording software a lot for several reasons. One of it is the "one window design". Formely I used Cubase. O.K., back to the track :-)
Photo by J.C. Rizzo, France, 2017
Luigi Petrace 1:470:00 / 1:47
SNEAKIN´THROUGH THE BACKDOOR
Isn't it true that we all sneaking through some backdoor from time to time?
Enjoy the cool and relaxed music. And please click on the Cover to enlarge it - since I spent some time to create it.
This is the first recording I made by using "Amplitude 4" (Hyper realistic guitar amp and FX software) and the mastering software "T-RackS 5" from IK Multimedia, Italy. Both are very good in terms of the workflow, design and - most important - sound. Normally I would use guitar rig (Native Instruments Guitar Software, Germany) and "Ozone 8" (iZotope, Mastering plug In, USA).
The guitar is my "Guild Starfire 2" played into a "PC - 2A" Compressor" (effectrode, U.K. - one of the best compressors for guitars on this planet, all tube design).
Thanks for coming along. Mario Stresow, coming to you from Hamburg - Germany, february 2020.
Photo by J.C. Rizzo, France 2017.
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Get in the Mood
Composed & Recorded 2016. The Guitar for this recording was my Hoyer 3064 Jazz Guitar that I discoverd 2016 in a small shop in Hamburg / Germany. Beautiful Instrument, both in terms of look and sound.
Get in the Mood 2:200:00 / 2:20