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My First Time

by Ciosi

acoustic sound guitar around solo flatpicking
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. To My Son
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2. Nature's Mood
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3. Transatlantic
3:18 $0.99
4. Steve White Blues
3:11 $0.99
5. Dream Guitar
4:23 $0.99
6. Mardel
2:43 $0.99
7. Slade Stomp
2:22 $0.99
8. She
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9. Back to My Shoulders
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10. Andrà tutto bene
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11. Samuel or Virginia
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Album Notes
A gently refined and very intimate disc that makes the listener appreciate the magic of colours that come out purely from an acoustic guitar caressed by a plectrum.
From the first note the listener is welcomed in the various nuances of flatpicking: he is immersed in a world made of wood, acoustic strings and a plectrum. The elegance of a long history and the research of various techniques leads to a complete sound: crosspicking, pull off, hammer on, cascade’ scale, double notes, improvisation's scales, masters' licks, percussion groove ...
The album contains nine tracks played and composed by Ciosi and two rearrangements performed to pay homage to two masters of the guitar: Beppe Gambetta (SLADE STOMP) and Massimo Varini (Andrà tutto bene).
Ciosi’s melodies are enriched by a very broad background that ranges widely from blues to jazz, from bluegrass to pop and which is completed with strong acoustic-folk influences.
Each creation is different from the others; pauses and more rhythmic times combine in various harmonies and timely and soft dynamics.
“My first time” is exactly what Ciosi lived discovering and falling in love to this wonderful world made of acoustic music: he composed, sweated, studied, tried, arranged, recorded and created his first work with all the love that music has given to him.
We leave the rest to the listener and to the future.

The song is dedicated to my son, Ettore.
I composed this melody imagining the first time my son tried to crawl and take his first steps into the house. I confess: that emotion was very strong.
The song is played using the Crosspicking Style (down up up). The sound that this technique creates through the strings of the guitar is very funny.


The track talks about the great movements and the messages that the MOTHER EARTH is lately sending to us through tragic events such as tsunamis, earthquakes and storms that make us reflect on how the HUMANITY is behaving towards NATURE.
The harmonious composition tends to be wobbly and mystical like the flame of a match:
My choice symbolizes the fragile relationship between NATURE and HUMANITY.


I dedicated this song to all the passengers of those ships that after the war crossed the Atlantic Ocean to land in America. They were loaded with hope looking for a better future in order to leave behind the war, hunger and misery.
The rhythm is really fun with the presence of the percussion style.
The harmony is light-hearted like the sea in the morning.
In the final part of the song I tried to imitate the joy of the passengers sighting the Earth and enjoying the next arrival in the promised lands.


Steve White is a musician that I appreciated very much because he was the creator of the folk - blues music with its enchanting atmospheres thanks to his guitar and his personal "ONE MAN BAND" style.
I wanted to dedicate to him this track, naming it after his name to pay homage to him and thank him for his music.
For those who were interested in STEVE, I leave you his link:
Thank You STEVE.


This melody is dedicated to all the fans of the acoustic guitar, who have always loved their instrument and gradually became passionate about the art of guitar making, the different models, the different types of woods and everything that concerns the world of the guitAr.

My dream guitar is the 1934 D MAHOGANY OF SANTA CRUZ GUITARS.
This song is dedicated to her.


Mardel is the nickname with which the citizens of MAR DEL PLATA affectionately call their beautiful city on the ARGENTINIAN coast.
In the past, its port has welcomed many immigrants who arrived from Europe.
The track is coloured with fresh arrangements that mimic the waves of the sea that slam in the port of MARDEL.


Slade Stomp is a track written and composed by BEPPE GAMBETTA which in turn he dedicated to the great pioneer of the flatpicking style: CHARLES SAWTELLE.
You can find this track in the album "SLADE STOMP" by Beppe Gambetta.
I played this piece paying homage to the career and the consecration of Gambetta as one of the world masters of the flatpicking style. Obviously I learned from him the guitar technique and the soul of the music through the acoustic guitar played with the plectrum.
Thank You BEPPE.

8) SHE

This track is dedicated to the feminine universe and to all the women of the world, as muse of songs, poems and operas. Without women, men would not have any future.


I have written this track in a modern and avant-garde style, with rhythmic movements, different musical parts and harmonies open spaces.
I composed this song and dedicated it to all those who believe in their potential and who go straight on their way, stopping, however, from time to time, to look behind their shoulders to reflect, meditate, understand and grasp the meaning of life.

10) ANDRA’ TUTTO BENE (Everything is going to be alright)

With this piece I wanted to pay homage to the talented and well-known Italian guitarist MASSIMO VARINI, from which I drew inspiration and education by listening to his music and following his lessons.
You can find the original song in his album "Anacrusis".
My modest interpretation was faithful to the original except for some nuances of flatpicking style. I loved the piece; it is one of the best songs for acoustic guitar as it faithfully praises the sound of the guitar and the effect that the harmony creates through the strings.
Thank You MASSIMO.


While I was recording this album, I composed this melody and I had no title for it.
In those days, however, I got in the recording studio and the sound engineer and friend CHRIS welcomed me telling me that he would become a father in short time.
I congratulated him and asked him how he would have called the baby and he said
SAMUEL or VIRGINIA. .... So 'I found the title in the blink of an eye!Happy acoustic sound!


L' ascolto di un disco cosi raffinato e puramente intimo, fa assaporare la magia dell' "aria colorata" emessa solamente da una chitarra acustica suonata con il plettro.
Sin la primo momento l ' ascoltatore assaggia varie ramificazioni dello stile FLATPICKING , immergendosi in un clima di “mondo acustico”,
derivato da vari modi di usare il plettro attraverso le sei corde e determinato da un linguaggio di ornamenti eleganti,
come il crosspicking,pull off, hammer on, cascadè scale, double notes, improvisation 's scales, masters' licks e percussion's groove.
L'album presenta 9 brani firmati e composti da CIOSI e due cover riarrangiate in onore di due maestri della chitarra rispettivamente
“Le canzoni scritte e composte da CIOSI attingono da un back ground che spazia dal blues al jazz, dal bluegrass al pop, con forti influenze acoustic-folk.
Ogni creazione è differente l'una dall'altra, pause e tempi veloci si amalgamano in armonie fiorite e dinamiche tempestive e suadenti"
My first time è esattamente quello che CIOSI ha fatto, scoprendo e amando il mondo acustico ha composto, sudato, studiato, provato, arrangiato, registrato e creato questo suo primo lavoro con tutto l'amore che la musica gli ha donato .
Il resto lo lasciamo all'ascoltatore e al futuro stesso.
Happy acoustic sound!


La canzone e' dedicata a mio figlio ETTORE .
Ho composto questa armonia immaginando mio figlio le prime volte che gattonava in casa e tentava di muovere i primi passi e vi confesso che l'emozione e' stata fortissima .
Il brano e' suonato in stile crosspicking ( down up up ) e e' molto divertente e stupendo il sound che
crea questa tecnica attraverso le corde della chitarra .


Il brano parla dei grandi immensi movimenti e dei grandi messaggi che la MADRE TERRA
ci sta dando in questi ultimi tempi come maremoti,terremoti,tempeste e altri fattori che fanno pensare a come l' UMANITA' si sta comportando verso la NATURA .
La composizione armonicamente tende ad essere traballante e mistica come la fiamma di un cerino,
questa mia scelta simboleggia questo fragile rapporto tra NATURA e UMANITA' .


Ho dedicato questo brano a tutti i passeggeri di quelle navi che nel dopo guerra hanno attraversato l'oceano verso le americhe e verso un futuro migliore lasciandosi alle spalle guerra,fame e miseria.
Il ritmo e' molto divertente con presenza di percussion style ,
l'armonia e' spensierata come il mare al mattino .
Nela parte finale del brano ho tentato di imitare l'avvistamento della terra e la gioia dei passeggeri all' arrivo in terre promesse .


Steve White e' stato un musicista che ho apprezzato moltissimo perchè creava musica folk – blues
e atmosferee incantevoli con la sua chitarra e il suo stile “ ONE MAN BAND” .
Ho voluto dedicare questa creazione intitolando questo brano con il suo nome e omaggiandolo e ringraziandolo per la sua musica .
Per chi fosse interessato a STEVE vi lascio il link
Grazie STEVE .


Il brano e' dedicato a tutti gli appassionati di chitarra acustica che amano il proprio strumento
e man a mano si appassionano alla liuteria, ai vari modelli, ai vari legni , a tutto quello che e'
il mondo della chitarra .
La mia chitarra dei sogni e' la 1934 D MAHOGANY OF SANTA CRUZ GUITARS .
Questo brano e' dedicato a lei .


Mardel e' il nomignolo con il quale i cittadini di MAR DEL PLATA chiamano simpaticamente questa incantevole citta' sulla costa ARGENTINA
Nel passato il suo porto ha accolto tanti immigrati che arrivavano dall ' europa
Il brano e' colorato di accordi freschi che rappresentano le onde che sbattono nel porto di MARDEL.


Slade stomp e' un brano scritto e composto da BEPPE GAMBETTA il quale a sua volta l' ha dedicato al grande pioniere del flatpicking CHARLES SAWTELLE .
Il brano lo petete trovare all interno del disco “SLADE STOMP “ di BEPPE GAMBETTA.
Ho suonato questo pezzo omaggiando la carriera e la consacrazione di GAMBETTA come uno dei
maestri mondiali del FLATPICKING , ovviamente da lui ho imparato la tecnica chitarristica e
l' anima della musica attraverso la chitarra acustica a plettro.
Grazie BEPPE .

8) SHE

Questo brano e' dedicato a tutte le donne del mondo , all ' universo femminile ,
donna musa di canzoni, poesie e opere , donna come frutto del tutto che c'e' intorno.
Senza le donne l' uomo non avrebbe futuro .


Scritto da me in chiave moderna d' avanguardia con spostamenti ritmici , parti musicali differenti tra loro e spazi aperti di armonie.
Ho composto questo brano dedicandolo a tutti coloro che credono veramente in se stessi e che stimano veramente in se stessi, coloro che vanno sempre dritti per la loro strada e che talvolta si fermano e si guardano dietro le proprie spalle per riflettere,meditare,capire e carpire il senso della vita.


Ho voluto omaggiare con questo brano composto dal bravissimo e conosciutissimo chitarrista italiano MASSIMO VARINI , il quale mi ha ispirato e insegnato molto ascoltando la sua musica e seguendo le sue lezioni .
Il brano originale lo potere trovare nel suo disco “ ANACRUSIS”
La mia interpretazione modesta e' stata fedele all' originale a parte qualche sfumature di stile flatpicking .
Il brano mi e' piaciuto moltissimo ed e' uno dei brani per chitarra acustica che rendono bene il suono della chitarra e l effetto che crea l ' armonia attraverso le corde.


Mentre stavo registrando questo album ho composto questa melodia e non avevo un titolo da darle,
cosicche sempre in quei giorni , arrivai in sala d' incisione e il fonico e amico CHRIS mi accoglie dicendomi a breve sarebbe diventato padre.
Mi congratulai con lui e gli domandai come si sarebbe chiamato il piccolo e lui mi rispose
SAMUEL o VIRGINIA . …. cosi' trovai il titolo in un batter d occhio .


Eine sanfte, verfeinerte und intime Platte, die den Hörern die Magie der Farben, die reinlich von einer akustischen Gitarre durch ein Plektrum gestreichelt kommen, genießen lässt.
Genau von der ersten Note an wird der Hörer auf den verschiedenen Wegen des Flatpicking-Stils begleitet: Er taucht in eine Welt von Holz, akustischen Saiten und Plektrum. Die Eleganz einer langen Geschichte und die Suche nach verschiedenen Techniken führt zu einem kompletten Sound: Crosspicking, pull off, hammer on, cascadeß scale, doube notes, improvisation´s scales, masters´licks, percussion´s groove.
Das Album enthält neun von Ciosi gespielten und komponierten Stücke, und zwei Arrangements vorgeführt, um zwei Herren der Gitarre zu ehren: Beppe Gambetta (SLADE STOMP) und MASSIMO VARINI (Andrá tutto bene).
Ciosis Melodien schöpfen Inspiration aus einem breiten Hintergrund: von Blues bis Jazz, von Bluegrass bis Pop und wurden auch von der Akustik-Volk-Musik beeinflusst und geschmückt.
Jede Komposition unterscheidet sich von der anderen; Pausen und schnellere Rhythmen schaffen blühende Harmonien und schmeichelnde Dynamiken.
MY FIRST TIME repräsentiert genau was Ciosi lebte, indem er diese wunderbare Klangwelt entdeckte und sich darin verliebte: er komponierte, schwitzte, studierte, versuchte, arrangierte, nahm auf und schuf seine erste Arbeit voller Liebe, die die Musik ihm geschenkt hat.
Den Rest überlassen wir dem Hörer und der Zukunft selber.

1) TO MY SON (Für meinen Sohn)

Der Song ist meinem Sohn Ettore gewidmet.
Ich habe diese Harmonie komponiert, indem ich mich vorstellte, das erste Mal, das mein Sohn zu Hause kroch und versuchte, ihre ersten Schritte zu machen. Ehrlich gesagt, die Emotion war sehr stark.
Der Song wird mit dem Stil Crosspicking gespielt (down up up).
Der Sound, den diese Technik durch die Saiten der Gitarre schafft, ist sehr lustig und beeindruckenden.

2) NATURE'S MOOD (Die Laune der Natur)

Das Lied spricht über die immensen Bewegungen und den großen Botschaften, die MUTTER ERDE uns in diesen letzten Zeiten sendet: Durch katastrophalen Ereignisse wie Tsunamis, Erdbeben und Stürme dränget sie uns zu reflektieren, wie die MENSCHHEIT der NATUR gegenüber sich verhaltet hat.
Die harmonische Zusammensetzung versucht flackernd und mystisch wie die Flamme eines Streichholzes zu sein: Meine Wahl symbolisiert die fragile Beziehung zwischen der NATUR und der HUMANITÄT.

3) TRANSATLANTIC (Transatlantischen)

Ich widmete dieses Lied allen Passagieren der Schiffe, die nach dem Krieg über den Ozean nach Amerika gefahren sind, belastet mit Hoffnung auf die Suche nach einer besseren Zukunft, um den Krieg, den Hunger und die Elend zu vergessen.
Das Tempo macht Spaß dank einem lustigen Perkussion-Stil.
Die Harmonie ist unbeschwert wie das Meer in den Morgen.
In dem letzten Teil des Songs habe ich versucht, die Sichtung der Erde und die Freude der Ankunft zu imitieren. Genau der Moment, in dem sich allen Passagieren auf den gelobte Länder freuen.


Steve White ist ein Musiker, der ich immer hochgeschätzt habe, da er der Schöpfer der Volksmusik - Blues ist. Dazu hat er mit seiner Gitarre und seinem Stil "ONE MAN BAND" eine zauberhafte Atmosphäre geschafft.
Ich wollte ihm diese Kreation widmen, deswegen habe ich dieses Lied nach seinem Name genannt: Eine Hommage an ihn für seine traumhafte Musik.
Für weiteren Informationen über STEVE klicken Sie hier: .
Herzlichen vielen Dank STEVE.

5) DREAM GUITAR (Traumgitarre)

Der Song wird allen Fans der akustischen Gitarre gewidmet, die ihr Instrument lieben, und die sich mit der Zeit für den Geigenbau begeistert haben und damit angefangen haben, sich für die verschiedenen Modelle und Hölzern zu interessieren. Und bald danach entdecken sie, dass sie alles lieben, was die Gitarre betrifft.
Mein Traum Gitarre ist das 1934 D MAHAGONI von Santa Cruz Gitarren.
Dieser Song ist ihr gewidmet.

Mardel ist der Spitzname, mit dem die Bürger und Bürgerinnen von Mar del Plata diese schöne Stadt an der ARGENTINISCHEN Küste liebevoll nennen.
In der Vergangenheit hat der Hafen der Stadt viele Einwanderer, die aus Europa kamen, begrüßt.
Der Stück ist voll frischen Arrangements, die die zuschlagenden Wellen des Meeres im Hafen Mardels imitieren.


Slade Stomp ist ein Lied, das von Beppe Gambetta geschrieben wurde und das er wiederum dem großen Pionier des Flatpicking – Stils, CHARLES SWATELLE, gewidmet hat.
Sie können den Song in der Platte „SLADE STOMP“ von BEPPE GAMBETTA finden.
Ich habe dieses Stück gespielt, indem ich GAMBETTAS Karriere verehrte als eines der
Flatpicking World Masters: Von ihm lernte ich die Gitarrentechnik und den Sinn der Musik durch die akustische Gitarre mit Plektrum gespielt.
Herzlichen Vielen Dank BEPPE.

8) SHE (Sie)

Dieser Track ist allen Frauen der Welt und generellerer dem ganzen weiblichen Universum gewidmet: Frauen waren die Muse der Lieder, Gedichte und Opern. Ohne Frauen würden Männer keine Zukunft haben.


Dieser Stück wurde von mir mit modernen Avantgarde-Bewegungen, verschiedenen rhythmischen und musikalischen Teile und vielen freien Harmonien geschrieben.
Ich komponierte das Lied und widmete es Allen, den an ihrem Potenzial glauben und ihren Weg immer weiter fortgehen, trotz einige Pause ab und zu, um an der Vergangenheit zu denken, um darüber nachzudenken, um den Sinn des Lebens zu begreifen und verstehen.

10) ANDRA´TUTTO BENE (Alles wird gut)

Ich wollte mit diesem Lied den talentierten und bekannten italienischen Gitarristen MASSIMO VARINI verehren, von dem ich Inspiration und Bildung bekam, indem ich seine Musik hörte und an seinen Lektionen teilnahm.
Das Lied wurde von VARINI selbst geschrieben und Sie können die originale Version in seinem Album "Anacrusis" finden.
Meine bescheidene Interpretation war der Original treu, bis auf einige Nuancen des Stils Flatpicking.
Ich liebte den Song: es ist eines des besten Songs für die akustische Gitarre, die das Gitarren-Sound und die Harmonie des Saitenklangs am besten verwirklicht.
Herzlichen Vielen Dank MASSIMO.


Während ich dieses Album aufnahm, komponierte ich diese Melodie, ich hatte aber noch keinen Titel für sie. Immer in jenen Tagen, betrat ich das Aufnahmezimmer und der Ton-Ingenieur und enger Freund CHRIS begrüßte mich und sagte mir, dass es in Kürze Vater geworden wäre. Ich gratulierte ihm und fragte ihn, wie er das Baby nennen wollte und er antwortete: SAMUEL oder VIRGINIA. .... So fand ich den Titel im Nu!



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Ken Leiboff

Bravo Ciosi Great Album !
This is the finest solo guitar album that I have heard ! Each track is an adventure. The recording is perfect. The first time that I listened to it in the car I felt like I was in the room with a master of guitar ! All lovers of the guitar should own this album. I was amazed when I read the album insert to find out that this was a steel guitar with a flat pick. I heard 2o fingers moving on the strings... I generally buy a cd and listen to it once or twice however , in the space of a week, I have listened to "My First Time" more than a dozen times and I am still discovering nuances that I had not noticed at first.