5 Famous Jazz Mandolin Players

Mandolin takes 20th century root in American bluegrass and jazz style, both of which utilize tight improvisation and quick movement. With this article we take a look at five famous mandolin players who make/made significant contributions to the jazz mandolin style.  1. Jethro Burns Kenneth Charles Burns earned the name Jethro after touring as comedic duo…

5 Famous Female Mandolin Players

Sierra Hull  Sierra Hull is an American bluegrass musician. She sings and plays guitar and mandolin. She was signed to Rounder Records at the very young age of 13 and released a debut album three years later at 16, which hit #2 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums chart. She is from Tennessee, where she…

Gold Tone Banjolele Review

The sound that comes out the instrument sounds enough like a banjo to be pleasant, but people hearing it will wonder what you're playing. It's a sound that will perk up a listener's ears. Feature Pick Gold Tone Banjolele Banjo Ukulele (Maple) Buy On Amazon Specifications Ebony fingerboard Resonator Curly maple headstock No knot tailpiece…

Kmise 4-String Banjolele Review

This revival has brought back a fun, unique instrument that can be used to play a variety of musical styles. The beauty of an instrument is finding one you love and adapting your favorite songs to the tone of the instrument itself. That's before you start writing your own songs and playing them on the…

History of the Mandolin Instrument

The modern mandolin is an eight-stringed instrument in the lute family, although it first emerged during the 1600s and 1700s. With this article we delve into the very ancient history of this instrument, up to the modern day use.  Early History Cave paintings from around 13 000 BC indicate a single-stringed instrument played by a bow.…