Who is the best mandolin player?

Who is the best mandolin player?

Five of the very best bluegrass mandolin players

  • Bill Monroe. It would be impossible to write an article on mandolin players without including the Father of Bluegrass music.
  • Ricky Skaggs.
  • Rhonda Vincent.
  • Chris Thile.
  • Adam Steffey.
  • Sharon Gilchrist.
  • Andy Statman.
  • Marty Stuart.

Who are some famous mandolin players?

15 Famous Mandolin Players you Should Know

  • Vince Gill (1957-)
  • Marty Stuart (1958-)
  • John Paul Jones (1946-)
  • Ricky Skaggs (1954-)
  • Tim O’Brien (1954-)
  • Rhonda Vincent (1962-)
  • Bill Monroe (1911-1996)
  • Chris Thile (1981-)

Are mandolins used in Irish music?

The mandolin has become a common instrument amongst Irish traditional musicians. Fiddle tunes are readily accessible to the mandolin player because of the equivalent range of the two instruments and the practically identical (allowing for the lack of frets on the fiddle) left hand fingerings.

Are mandolins Irish?

The influence of other musical traditions on the development of mandolin playing styles in Irish traditional music is examined, particularly those of the Balkan region. While the mandolin, as an instrument, is largely unexplored, it is closely connected to the banjo in the context of Irish traditional music.

What bands use a mandolin?

Popular bands you know and love like Led Zeppelin, R.E.M., and the White Stripes have employed the unique sound of this instrument in some of their best loved songs!

What country singer plays the mandolin?

Ricky Skaggs
Rickie Lee Skaggs (born July 18, 1954), known professionally as Ricky Skaggs, is an American neotraditional country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and composer. He primarily plays mandolin; however, he also plays fiddle, guitar, mandocaster, and banjo….

Ricky Skaggs
Website www.rickyskaggs.com

What size pick for a loud mandolin?

Most of the mandolin players I know use thinner picks, around .73mm. They seem to like them. I think thinner picks give a more trebly sound, which may be easier for the player to hear in a noisy session, but I don’t like the tone as much. I briefly played a Moon A+ in a session a few weeks ago. It was one of the loudest mandolins I’ve come across.

Where can I find good resources for learning mandolin?

Learn some tunes – a learning resource. An index in alphabetical order will take you to mandolin tablature and sound files of “session classics” and “rarer” tunes played on mandolin. Links, where available, to further information on “thesession.org”… Mildew Lisa – my “lo-fi cybertrad” project.

What pick should I use for Mando?

Tenor banjo players look at my .72 claytons like they are chunks of granite, and typically will play mando with the same tissue-thin picks they use on banjos. As you get thinner and thinner you lose some dynamics too, the soft touch vs the hard touch makes less of an impact.

What is an a to Z of Irish traditional music?

An A to Z of Irish Traditional Music – a series of collaborations with fellow trad obsessives, highlighting the rich diversity of Irish Traditional music and song The G&O #34 – a unique and very special mandolin. A few words about a mandolin, hand-built and generously gifted to me by Michael Gregory

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