- December 3, 2019 at 10:06 pm #110767Robert HutchinsonParticipant
I have been trying to find examples of Mandolin Players in these two Music Genres. But the guitar seems to dominate Jazz and Blues. I was just wondering what role would a Mandolin play in a Blues or Jazz Group? Everyone knows what role it plays in Bluegrass. I presume if you were going to play Jazz or Blues with your Mandolin you would use an electric. I own a Gold Tone Electric Mandolin. Like it very much. Just wondering if anyone had experience in Jazz or Blues on a Mandolin?
- December 3, 2019 at 11:22 pm #110782Robert HutchinsonParticipant
Sorry put this question under wrong forum I guess. This is not a question on a lesson.
- December 4, 2019 at 2:22 pm #110864MikeKeymaster
There’s some good examples out there. Both acoustic and electric.
For jazz, check out David Grisman’s CD’s with Frank Vignola. Some great jazz playing on acoustic mandolin.
For acoustic/electric you can check out Jethro Burns and Tiny Moore.
For blues, check out Mike Compton if you like early stringband blues. Otherwise Rich Delgrosso and Yank Rachel are two popular blues mandolin players.
You can also use guitar players for inspiration as well!
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