I don't know if you would consider it a string song, but one of my favorites with an orchestral-type arrangement is "Silent Lucidity" by Queensryche.
Sorry about not including a video. I haven't quite gotten the hang of it yet.
Sweet topic. I find that strings can add so so much to a track, if done well ( like anything else, I guess haha ) Sometimes it can be schmaltzy. I
play guitar, bass and steel a little; I've tried fiddling around with a violin and a cello, but I sounded like an a**hat haha. I'd like to get a
fiddle someday when I get the cash. Here's some of my favourites!
Gene Pitney - "Every Breath I Take"
I think this was Phil Spector's first #1 as a producer, and, man, this sounds so huge. The strings in the middle give me chills, and at the end it
just sounds demented! (foreshadowing? lol)
Wilco - "Jesus, Etc"
Country fiddle and classical deftness blended perfectly
Hayden - "Lullaby"
A good ol' Canadian boy and this is just purdy.
Annnd just for something different, check out the fuzzed violin in this pre-Sabbath heaviness
The best thing about the mando is that you can just take a fiddle or violin tune and play it as is since the mando has the same tuning as a
Eventually, I'd like to get my hands on a mandola (same tuning as a viola) just to screw around with. It may be a bit harder to come by a mandella
(same tuning as a cello which is an octave lower than the viola) or a mando-bass, but I have experience with those two instruments' tunings.
PS: You don't need to play bluegrass music on the mandolin. You could also do Irish/Celtic folk as well.
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Yea the mando certainly does have its own set of hurdles to clear when learning the instrument that aren't the same as a guitar despite both being
instruments where you pick the strings, but I really love the sound of doing tremolos.
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