From Lute to Modern Folk. Discover its evolution from the lute, its role as a precursor to the mandolin, and its enduring presence in both historical and contemporary music, enriching the world of folk ensembles.
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From Ancient Origins to Musical Diversity. Tracing back to the sheng and reed instruments, explore its evolution from reed organs to the handheld piano-like instrument, finding its niche in reggae, jazz, and global music.
From African legends to Latin rhythms, the marimba’s journey resonates. Enslaved Africans introduced it to Central and South America, shaping musical landscapes across continents.
The mandocello, the second largest in the mandolin family, has a baritone register and is tuned like a cello. It produces a chorus-like sound with doubled strings.