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  A Brief History of the Mandolin
The mandolin entered the mainstream of popular American culture during the first epoch of substantial immigration from eastern and southern Europe, a period of prosperity and vulgarity, when things exotic and foreign dominated popular taste.
By the turn of the century, mandolin ensembles were touring the vaudeville circuit, and mandolin orchestras were forming in schools and colleges.
As the popularity of mandolin orchestras and the mandolin as a parlor instrument in the United States began to wane, it began to take somewhat of a back seat to other instruments.
www.mandolincafe.com /archives/briefhistory.html   (1616 words)

Mandolin, a small winery with large ambitions, is generating considerable attention for its stylish wines.
The Mandolin winemaking style leans toward emphasizing balance and expressive fruit flavors, rather than sweetness or excessive oak, and the result is a very accessible, flavorful wine that appeals to experienced wine drinkers and neophytes alike.
The broad appeal of Mandolin wines is credited to their full middle palate, which maximizes the fruit character of the wines.
www.smallwinemakers.ca /Mandolin.html   (487 words)

  Mandolin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The mandolin is the soprano member of the mandolin family, as the violin is the soprano member of the violin family.
The piccolo or sopranino mandolin is a rare member of the family, tuned one octave above the tenor mandola and one fourth above the mandolin; the same relation as that of the piccolo or sopranino violin to the violin and viola.
Mandolins were a fad instrument from the turn of the century to the mid-twenties.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mandolin   (4237 words)

 Musica Viva: The Encyclopedia of Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The term mandolin today is generally associated with the four-course, fifths tuned variants, but it's really a generic name for all small plucked stringed instruments of the mandola family.
Even as early as 1700 there were a number of Italian variants of the mandolin, most significantly the Cremonese mandolin (the first known mandolin to use the fifths tuning common today) and the Genovese mandolin (the first metal-strung mandolin).
The most important new mandolin variant of that time was the archtop mandolin developed in the USA during the 1890s.
www.musicaviva.com /encyclopedia/display.tpl?phrase=mandolin   (847 words)

 Mandolin: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The mandolin's popularity in the United States was spurred by the success of a group of touring European musicians known as the Figaro Spanish Students.
Numerous modern mandolin makers build instruments that are largely replicas of the Gibson F-5 Artist models built in the early 1920s by Gibson acoustician Lloyd Loar[For more, click on this link].
The viola is a stringed musical instrument which serves as the middle voice of the violin family, between the upper lines played by the violin and the lower...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/ma/mandolin.htm   (1650 words)

In this video, you will learn about mandolin tuning, picking and chording techniques, rhythms, and basic chords for the keys of D, G, A, and E. Also included are melody embellishments and variations for accompaniment to singing.
The mandolin was brought to Brazil by Portuguese colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries, and eventually worked its way into traditional Brazilian music.
Ample performance notes and mandolin lore are provided, along with many photographs of Jethro in the latter half of a career lasting more than half a century.
www.easymusicbooks.com /contents/en-us/d174.html   (1543 words)

 Mandolin Cafe
Register now: New Millenium Acoustic Design A5 Mandolin Giveaway.
Matt Flinner Mandolin Workshop, New York City 9/26
Stolen: R.L. Givens F5 mandolin, #392 near San Jose, CA.
www.mandolincafe.com   (155 words)

 Mandolin Lessons DVD and Books
These simple and straighforward mandolin lesson products will help you learn the beginner steps of the mandolin such as parts of the guitar, scales, and chords all the way up to learning how to play famous bluegrass songs.
The Mandolin Primer and Introduction to Mandolin DVD will teach you the basics of playing mandolin including how to hold the instrument, chords, scales, and some songs.
The Mandolin Primer Jam CD's will get you picking up to jamming speed, and the Roland White Book will help you refine your skills and learn more difficult songs.
www.cvls.com /mandolin.html   (306 words)

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 was developed from the lute in the 17th.century.
Also at about this time mandolin orchestras became popular, but by the middle of the century, the mandolin and the mandolin orchestras had declined in popularity.
www.sibley-music.co.uk /mandolin.htm   (367 words)

 Bluegrass Mandolin Home Page
If the world of bluegrass mandolin is new to you, try to listen to as many of the 'name' players as you can.
A great way of sampling a variety of bluegrass mandolin styles is to purchase Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza, a recent double CD on the Acoustic Disc label.
There are a lot of 'folk' mandolin players, and guitarists who turn their hand to a bit of mandolin, who may offer to give you lessons.
www.btinternet.com /~john.baldry/mando   (3233 words)

 Cumbus Banjo Mandolin
Mandolin Orchestras were being organized, and even the design of the mandolin would be altered.
The mandolin had metal strings, 4 courses tuned in 5ths, like a violin, and was played with a plectrum in the strummed manner.
Somewhere along the way the idea came up to really mix the banjo and mandolin, the resulting offspring was a mandolin neck with 4 double courses on a small banjo body.
larkinthemorning.com /article.asp?AI=43   (687 words)

 Ibanez :. MANDOLIN Series
We are extremely proud that our Ibanez mandolins met the very high standards of Mr.
As with the original Ibanez mandolins of the '70s and '80s, our 2006 line-up adheres to the highest standards of Ibanez craftsmanship while still offering a price that the working musician can afford.
Our new flagship mandolin, the 2006 M522SBS, features a spruce solid-top, flamed maple back and sides, and is the most affordable F-style mandolin offered by any of the major fretted instrument makers.
www.ibanez.com /guitars/series.asp?s=mandolin&l=a   (193 words)

 Play Mandolin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Whether you are into bluegrass mandolin, Celtic, old time or another mandolin style you are likely to find what you need in the way of instruction.
Play the mandolin in a variety of styles and all levels of skill with our selection of mandolin books and books with cds.
Mandolins from entry level a styles to professional level f styles.
traditionalmusician.com /index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=24   (266 words)

 Introduction to the Mandolin Video Instructional
If you're seriously considering taking up the mandolin, but are not completely sure, this video is a great introduction...it reveals the many possibilities of what a mandolin can do...Many think of the mandolin as a Bluegrass instrument...the mandolin truly does serve well within Bluegrass settings...
The mandolin has gone through various phases of popularity and has been effectively incorporated into many genres of popular music today including: rock, jazz, ragtime, classical...and is heard most commonly in Country and Bluegrass settings.
Your beginning tape (Introduction to the Mandolin) is heads above anything I've found and your obvious "treat the customer right and they shall return" policy is not to be found anywhere else that I can find...Thanks again for all your contributions to us beginners and having such a great Company.
www.folkofthewood.com /page2295.htm   (2359 words)

 Bluegrass Mandolin Home Page
If the world of bluegrass mandolin is new to you, try to listen to as many of the 'name' players as you can.
A great way of sampling a variety of bluegrass mandolin styles is to purchase Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza, a recent double CD on the Acoustic Disc label.
There are a lot of 'folk' mandolin players, and guitarists who turn their hand to a bit of mandolin, who may offer to give you lessons.
www.users.waitrose.com /~john.baldry/mando/index.html   (3271 words)

 Matfer Mandoline 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The professional mandolin frame and new style safety guard/pusher
mandolin, adjusts to vary the thickness of the vegetable/fruit slices.
The straight edge of the slicing blade is ideal for slicing a variety of
www.sharpknives.com /gourmets_toolbox_pages/matfer_mandoline_2000.htm   (97 words)

 Vintage Guitars Info - Gibson mandolins mandolas mandocellos collecting
I don't really collect mandolins, but this information is provided because I get so many questions regarding them.
The only models I'm interested in are the EM-150 and EM-200 electric mandolins, and the F-2, F-4 and F-5 mandolins.
Same features as A-1 mandolin but with treble side fingerboard extension, bound fingerboard.
www.provide.net /~cfh/gibson8.html   (1508 words)

 Irish Mandolin
The rudiments of learning music are covered.Information is given on how to read the notation, the duration of the notes and the relevant rests.
As for playing the mandolin itself, details are given on how to learn and practise the common scales.
Tuning, picking, fingering and holding the mandolin are also covered.
www.angelfire.com /id/mandolins   (186 words)

 A mandolin for all seasons | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The ensemble is composed of 30 players whose love of the mandolin - often called "the poor man's violin" - reminds them of their heritage.
Like similar orchestras in Seattle, Baltimore, and Milwaukee, the New York Mandolin Orchestra is devoted to preserving an instrument that was a fixture of urban working-class neighborhoods during the immigration wave of the early 1900s.
Back then, the mandolin could be heard at dinner tables or on street corners after a long day in textile mills or at construction sites.
www.csmonitor.com /2004/0618/p13s01-almp.html   (1063 words)

 Mandolin Magazine
Skinny as an unstuffed scarecrow and perpetually clad in bib overalls, for years he lacked the confidence in his own musicianship to believe he could even make it in music professionally.
He even quit the business at the point where he'd achieved his greatest success, living in the mountains of upstate New York where he barely touched a mandolin and pondered what else he should do with his life.
Yet today he has earned a worldwide reputation as one of the modern masters of bluegrass mandolin, known especially for his personal take on the fiercely hard-driven, rhythmically intense style developed by the master of the genre, Bill Monroe.
www.mandolinmagazine.com   (265 words)

 Mandolins by Weber, Washburn, Gold Tone and Fender!
Mandolins are used in every style of music, and are becoming more popular all the time.
Gold Tone is the only mandolin manufacturer licensed to use the Rigel design and name in a high quality, imported mandolin.
This mandolin is quipped with a mini-Fender pickup, and a volume and tone control.
www.guitarsam.com /catalog/mandolincatalog.htm   (154 words)

 SPECIMEN - Custom Electric Mandolin, Electric Ukulele
Mandolin U. Srinivas web site for more information about him.
Mandolin U. Srinivas, I have been captivated by the magic of small-scale electric instruments and their potential.
I began working on this instrument around the time my daughter was in her mother’s womb, hence the gestational appearance.
www.specimenproducts.com /instru/mandolin.html   (162 words)

 Mandolines and Other Slicers
In French it's Mandoline, and in English it's Mandolin; either is acceptable.
Always use a safety guard with your mandoline, or take special precautions when your fingers get close to the blades, both while in use and when cleaning.
The straight edge of the slicing blade is ideal for slicing a variety of foods from carrots and cabbage to lemons and potatoes paper-thin to a full 1".
fantes.com /slicers_mandolins.htm   (735 words)

 Mandolin.org.uk: Luke Plumb
Currently part of Scottish band Shooglenifty his instruments of choice are mandolins by Daffy, a Gilchrist F5 as well as a mongrel tenor banjo with a Daffy neck.
I used to think I started playing the mandolin as a way of keeping my parents happy that I was playing music without having to practice the violin.
He calls it the LP Mandolin but it is essentially an A5 set up for use with a pickup.
www.mandolin.org.uk /interviews/lukeplumb.php   (660 words)

 Mandolin - Elderly Instruments
Great for brand new mandolin owners as well as anyone who wants to learn to care for their instrument.
This mandolin pickup includes an element wired to a 1/4" carpenter jack, element is positioned between the bridge and the top, bridge base must be at least 4-3/8" long, the output is very..more...
An elegant and innovative design fron Vern Brekke at Weber mandolins, this small device suppresses unwanted harmonics generated by the strings between the bridge and the tailpiece of a..more...
www.elderly.com /highlights/mandolin.html   (1380 words)

 ELIXIR® Strings - Mandolin
A mandolin with clean, new strings practically begs to be played.
Change with the same gauge of strings as you used before.
Step 1 - Loosen and remove old string – when re-stringing a mandolin, you can save yourself some later readjustments by changing only one string at a time.
www.elixirstrings.com /products/howtostring_mandolin.html   (347 words)

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