Step aside Joe Satriani, Buckethead, and Zakk Wylde – what you do on guitar this guy can do on the Mandolin! For those unfamiliar, the mandolin is a musical instrument resembling a lute, having paired metal strings plucked with a plectrum (traditional name for a guitar pick). Unlike a guitar that has 6 strings, the mandolin typically has 8 strings.
Watch Chris Thile perform Bach’s Sonata with speed and tact deserving of any master guitar shredder. You don’t have to be a fan of the Mandolin, or of Bach, to appreciate his talent.
Many of us are familiar with the more popular instruments in this world, such as the guitar, drums, and piano. It’s a treat to watch a master at anything less commonly known such as the mandolin. Share this story with the musicians in your life, we’re sure they’ll like it!