Mandolin Tasting: Saturday 9:00 - 9:45a
A fun way to hear your instrument in a controlled environment -- Bring your mandolin!
What to Expect
Listen to Tom play a handful of basic riffs and 'control tunes' on his 2001 Sullivan F mandolin
What colors do you hear? How resonate is each string? How punctuated are the chops? What words would you use to describe the sound?
Pay attention to the unique qualities of the instrument
Step # 2
Listen to Tom play the same handful of riffs on your mandolin, and the mandolins of other attendees
What are the differences? What accounts for these variations in sound? What mechanics should you be aware of? A description of your mandolin's builder/manufacturer is requested, woods used, strings, age, etc. This will be shared before being played.