A few weeks ago, my wife got me a mandolin for my birthday. I already play guitar and it has been a longtime dream of mine to expand to another stringed instrument. It was definitely a tossup between the mandolin and the banjo, but in the end, the mandolin won out.
I really enjoy this little instrument.
I am already considering how I could use it in class. Because it is so small, it would be easy to pick it up and play a few chords to get the student’s attention. That would be a pretty interesting alternative to calling “Can I get your attention please?”
I will have to keep thinking about it.
In the meantime, here is a little ditty I put together in the week I have been playing this instrument. Enjoy!