Tag Archives: mandolin

Chris Thile

Mandolin and Chris Thile in Gainesville

Chris Thile — mandolin player, composer, songwriter and singer. Playing the mandolin for and hour and a half…with no break. His performance in Gainesville at the Phillips Performing Arts Center was amazing. For the first hour, I watched with my inner jaw hanging open. The mandolin was an extension of him as he played. He […]

Best Mandolin Pick / Plectrum

I’d never thought so much about picks (or plectrums as they’re formally called)  as I have since I began the quest to find the right pick for the varied playing demands of a mandolin. There is the flexibility of the pick (or thickness/weight) and the shape of the pick that make a huge difference in […]

My new mandolin

I’m now learning to play the mandolin. I hadn’t expected to be adding the mandolin to my musical instruments, but a nice series of events has led to me having a Kentucky KM-620-S. A few weeks ago, my aunt gave me her old mandolin (pictured below). She had started taking mandolin lessons, inspired by the […]