In terms of playing, the mandolin is an instrument that requires organic movement with loose wrists. It is a very moody sounding instrument, whether it plays a happy tune or a sad one. In the days of yore, there were a number of instruments which people played to pass the time, and sometimes deliver dire news. Hence, it is still played in many type of music today — particularly it adds something special to rock songs. These days, you more often hear mandolin in bluegrass bands. And yet, once in a while, it does make an appearance in a rock song with either a cool riff or sometimes it is the featured instrument of the entire song. Doubters might question the combination of rock and mandolin. But not to worry, it usually sounds not just good, but often great! Popular bands you know and love like Led Zeppelin, R. So, here are 10 of the most popular, famous and indeed best mandolin rock songs ever written.
The following members say thank you to Mike Bunting for this post:
The following members say thank you to lespaul_79 for this post:
Afterall, the time and effort put into each practice session pays off tenfold when you gain the ability to not just listen to, but also play along with your favorite mandolin song. On the hunt for your next tune to master? Here are five easy mandolin songs to try out:. This tune features a simple strum pattern that beginners should be able to master fairly quickly. Next time this song comes on at a social gathering, feel confident knowing that you can break out your trusty instrument and join in because you learned to play the mandolin part. Up next is a quirky traditional bluegrass song that only uses two chords. However, the reward of learning a classic Dead song in your next mandolin lesson is well worth it. Curious to learn how to play mandolin? ArtistWorks is here to help.
Remember Me? Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 25 of Thread: 10 most popular mandolin songs. Thread Tools Show Printable Version.
Mandolins are extremely versatile instruments that can add texture, mystery, drive, melodic interest, or rippin' pickin' to songs in almost any musical style. I think we've proven that here with these ten selections that run the gamut from country to bluegrass to rock to alternative and beyond. So spin through these ten mando gems and get hip to what a mandolin might do to punch up YOUR songs