Posts Tagged “mandolin”

Swing Orchestra

Tapping into the rich dance band traditions of Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Xavier Cugat, Tommy Dorsey and other historical favorites such as Bob Wills, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie, The Whole of the Moon Swing Orchestra provides the perfect musical soundtrack for parties, weddings, anniversaries, corporate functions, and other special events. The band features cream of the crop of the Los Angeles music community and is comprised of passionate and professional musicians who love to play. We are dedicated to making your event a very special occasion that everyone will enjoy. Our full orchestra ...  

Learn About Bluegrass Mandolin Music for Weddings

While many people are familiar with the term “Bluegrass”, many still do not know that the mandolin is arguably the most important Bluegrass instrument there is. The mandolin is commonly associated with Italian music, the music of the Mediterranean and South America. This is rightfully so, as these regions’ music heavily features the mandolin. However, the mandolin is equally as important to American Bluegrass music. The first official Bluegrass band, Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys, prominently featured the mandolin. Bill Monroe, who is credited with the invention of Bluegrass music, played the mandolin in the Blue Grass ...  

Non-Traditional Wedding Music for Unique Ceremonies: Wedding Music That Will Make Your Ceremony “Pop”

When one thinks of wedding music, “Here Comes the Bride”, Pachebel’s “Canon in D,” Handel’s “Air” and Mozart’s “Wedding March” inevitably come to mind. These are all classic and wonderful choices for a wedding ceremony. However, some brides-to-be may feel they are too traditional for their wedding. In previous posts, we discussed choosing the right (and wrong) wedding music. However, there is one area we haven’t discussed before: Non-Traditional Wedding Music. When browsing wedding-related blogs, Style Me Pretty, a blog about wedding planning, posted a question posed by a bride-to-be which I found inspiring. The bride ...  
“What lovely music to fit our memorable wedding! We loved it and thought it a perfect fit. I enjoyed your sense of humor and skill on the instruments. Your violin playing and serenading was captured in many good pictures.”

—Ian & Chanelle, married September 17, 2005, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross, CA

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