The mandolin provides a history that extends far beyond the bluegrass mandolin that is heard today. Yet, that history has shaped the sound of the mandolin. Its diversity extend from classical, to jazz, to bluegrass to a new grass or dawg grass style heard being played in modern times. In order to understand how the mandolin established itself into a bluegrass band, we first must go back many centuries to the European continent.
So who were some of the pioneers who shaped this sound?
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