History and Application of the Theremin

When it comes to the imagination, the human mind has no limit. The magic of the vision of man can be seen in the invention of musical instruments. The purpose of the musical instrument is rhetorical.  What you may think is impossible is made possible by instruments. It is not just about the theory behind…

A Quick And Easy Guide To Pricing Out Mandolins

There are so many models and makes on the mandolin market. And that was a lot of alliteration! But due to the all the choices, we have put together this article that will hopefully help you understand the different factors when it comes to pricing these instruments, and this will in turn help you decide…

How Mandolins are Made

We all love to play the mandolin, but a key to truly understanding anything involves a somewhat thorough understanding of the way that thing is built. Learning the construction of, for example, a car, apartment building or yes, a mandolin, will only serve to help us better grasp the overall picture and understand why events…

Tuning and Intonation on the Mandolin

With this article we will teach you all about mandolin intonation and tuning, and how to properly set up/adjust your bridge and strings. This will ensure the proper tuning of the complete instrument, including every single note, fret and string. When you first get a mandolin, you can have it properly set up at a…

Peer to Peer (P2P) Networks Explained

Peer to peer (or P2P) is a model of computer network similar to the client-server computer networking model, but where each client is also functioning as its own server . The terms "peer", "node", and "user" are generally used to refer to the entities comprising a P2P network. Generally speaking, connections between two computers can…

How to Tremolo Pick a Mandolin

If you are into the mandolin and have done some reading, you will have come across the word tremolo. You’ve no doubt heard the tremolo picking in a song. With this article we’ll explain the tremolo picking, its place in music and how you can master this key mandolin technique. What is tremolo? Tremolo is…

How to Choose a Mandolin Pick

Check out our guide to the picks you can use for mandolin playing. Ultimately, of course, the type of pick you use is up to the you, the player. Different materials and thicknesses all contribute to the overall sound your mandolin produces, so you will choose according to the style of music you play. We…