This instrumental was written and recorded in tribute to my late grandmother.
The music could easily be a piece written for a violin orchestra. The alternate speed picking technique was utilized to build tension before revealing the main melody. More tension is created before bursting into a standard classical run which morphs into a multi-tracked hammer-on and pull-off lick.
What sounds like keyboards is actually Mando using harmonized (without cheating) hammer-ons and pull-offs. The idea was to create something melodic and mesmerizing through repetition. The result was “Grace The Edge”.