Tuesday, October 13, 2009

ABC Wednesday

M is for Mandolin



A mandolin is a musical instrument in the lute family (plucked, or strummed). It is descended from the mandore, a soprano member of the lute family. It has a body with a teardrop-shaped soundboard, or one which is essentially oval in shape, with a soundhole, or soundholes, of varying shapes which are open and are not decorated with an intricately carved grille like the Baroque era mandolins.[from Wikipedia)

A great instrument for Blue Grass music...

Give a listen to 'Whiskey before Breakfast' and set your toes a-tapping....



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11 comments:

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for the music! It's nice to hear this after breakfast too!
Thanks for your visit!

Mara said...

I will stick to my whiskey after dinner, otherwise I think I will get in great trouble!
Great choice for M though and the music was really nice. I am jealous, because I would love to be able to play an instrument like that!

jabblog said...

Lovely post! We don't hear the mandolin as much as we might.

Barb said...

I like it's bell-like sound. Do you play, Hildred?

Sylvia K said...

Thanks for music and a really interesting post! Love it!

Have a great day!

Sylvia

Joy said...

Mandolins make a beautiful sound,as your great clip showed. My grandmother had a beautiful dark wood madolin.

Quiet Paths said...

Really fun post. I just posted a mandolin photo yesterday. 'Whiskey' is an old fave of mine.

photowannabe said...

Great music. My Daughter in Law's Dad is 89 and has played the mandolin by ear for most of his life. Its a real treat to hear him play.
Thanks for the nice post.

Roger Owen Green said...

I love the mandolin. Can't PLAY it, mind you; just listen.

there's a Rod Stewart song called Mandolin Wind that comes to mind.

Tumblewords: said...

It would be wonderful to play an instrument - lovely. Great M post!

Hildred and Charles said...

Mara and Tumblewords, - I think it would be lovely to have an instrument to strum on, too. Much more relaxing than the piano, which is all I play, Barb. (Except for the organ) It is great to hear of people who are not so young anymore still enjoying the mandolin. Thanks so much for visits.