Bandolim

bandolim

What is a bandolim mandolin?

The bandolim is commonly used wherever the Spanish and Portuguese took it: in South America, in Brazil ( Choro) and in the Philippines. In the early 1970s English luthier Stefan Sobell developed a large-bodied, flat-backed mandolin with a carved soundboard, based on his own cittern design; this is often called a Celtic mandolin.

Where does the bandolim come from?

The type was developed in Europe in the 1850s. The French and Germans called it a Portuguese mandolin, although they also developed it locally. The Germans used it in Wandervogel. The bandolim is commonly used wherever the Spanish and Portuguese took it: in South America, in Brazil ( Choro) and in the Philippines.

What is a bandolin used for in Ecuador?

In the Andean region of Ecuador, the bandolin is used during the celebration of the feasts of San Juan and San Pedro, along with several other instruments including: twin flutes, guitars, violins, quenas, a drum, a charango, a rondador, and a harmonica. The music and dance that characterize the festival is called a sanjuanito.

What is the body shape of a bandolin?

The body shape of the bandolin is similar to that of the bandola, the cuatro, or the guitar, with the caveat that, just as in the case of the mentioned instruments, luthiers who produce bandolins will incorporate into their personal designs changes to the body shape for a variety of reasons.

What is a bandolin?

The bandolin is a 15-stringed musical instrument in Ecuador. It is used as a rhythm and melody instrument in the Andean region of Ecuador during festivals where dancing and music are involved.

What is the most important part of a mandolin?

The most important piece of wood on a mandolin is the top, else called soundboard. Acoustically, this is the part of the mandolin that produces the sound. The quality or colour of the sound is estimated to depend 80% on the soundboard and 20% on the sides and back.

How many strings does a bandolin have?

The bandolin is a 15-stringed musical instrument in Ecuador. It is used as a rhythm and melody instrument in the Andean region of Ecuador during festivals where dancing and music are involved. It has a flat back and 15 strings in triple courses .

What is a flatback mandolin?

Flatback mandolins use a thin sheet of wood with bracing for the back, as a guitar uses, rather than the bowl of the bowlback or the arched back of the carved mandolins. Like the bowlback, the flatback has a round sound hole. This has been sometimes modified to an elongated hole, called a D-hole.

What is a bandolin?

The bandolin is a 15-stringed musical instrument in Ecuador. It is used as a rhythm and melody instrument in the Andean region of Ecuador during festivals where dancing and music are involved.

How many strings does a bandolin have?

The bandolin is a 15-stringed musical instrument in Ecuador. It is used as a rhythm and melody instrument in the Andean region of Ecuador during festivals where dancing and music are involved. It has a flat back and 15 strings in triple courses .

What is another name for the Ecuadorean instrument?

This article is about the Ecuadorean instrument. For other instruments, see Bandolin (Trinidad), Bandolim, and Bandoline. The bandolin is a 15-stringed musical instrument in Ecuador. It is used as a rhythm and melody instrument in the Andean region of Ecuador during festivals where dancing and music are involved.

What is a mandoline used for?

Mandolines are the secret behind super-thin and extraordinarily even slicing. They have a flat surface with a razor-sharp blade that can be adjusted to cut thicker and thinner slices. High-end mandolines come with attachments to make julienne cuts or shreds, wavy-cuts, and even waffle-cuts.

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