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Mandolin

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Gabby Gregory

on 4 January 2013

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By: Gabby, Megan, Toby, and Dylan Dylan's Bubble MEGAN`S BUBBLE The Mandolin the mandolin:musical instrument of the lute family, with a half-pear-shaped body, a fretted neck, and a variable number of strings, plucked with the fingers or with a plectrum. The earlier mandolin, with five double strings, was developed from the mandola, a 17th-century lute. The Neapolitan mandolin, a smaller type having four pairs of strings, became popular in the 18th cent. and is the usual present-day mandolin. In popular music it is generally played with a tremolo motion. Notable uses of the mandolin in serious music are in Mozart's Don Giovanni and in pieces by Beethoven and Mahler. How many strings does a modern day mandolin have? Originally, the mandolin had 6 strings. Later designs included 8 strings (4 pairs) and the strings were plucked with a plucktrum. Other designs have multiples of 4 strings, up to a maximum of 16 strings. Study the Fretboard Tuning the Strings Practice Strumming on Chords Practice, practice, practice 1. a mandolin is a musical instrument in the lute family It descends from the mandore, a soprano member of the lute family. The mandolin soundboard comes in many shapes—but generally round or teardrop-shaped, sometimes with scrolls or other projections. A mandolin may have f-holes, or a single round or oval sound hole. A round or oval sound hole may be bordered with decorative rosettes or purfling
2.Bill Monroe left behind a legacy that’s more vital and thriving than ever and a diaspora of former players and acolytes who continue to spread his music today. Bluegrass, developed from roots deep in the soil of his native Kentucky, has spread around the world. It’s evolved with each generation that’s passed since that mythic “birth of bluegrass” concert in December 1945 at The Ryman Auditorium that featured the debut of pioneering banjo player Earl Scruggs and guitarist Lester Flatt.
4.It's an instrument tuning based on a standard note so that everyone plays in pitch. The standard is A - 440Hz or C - 523.3Hz. However, a tuning fork, well tuned piano or electronic tuner will give you concert pitch notes or tuning. If you're playing with a non-tunable instrument (like a concertina or melodeon that's not for some reason in concert pitch) you'll have to tune to it if you want to play together. If everyone tuned to concert, you'd be able to tune to an electronic tuner and join right in bang on pitch, but if that piano is a semitone south, everybody (who can) will have to tune down to it.

5.The Mandolin is a small fretted instrument with four pairs of metal strings tuned like the violin to E A D G. The instrument is played by plucking each pair of strings together using a plectrum, sometimes in rapid succession to produce a tremolo effect, which is a characteristic associated with the mandolin. The mandolin can be played as a solo instrument, but is normally played with accompaniment. Mandolin 4. A famous mandolin player would be Bill Monroe. He is to be known as "the father of bluegrass". he can play nearly every bluegrass instrument. Bubble of Toby That's all Folks!
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