Folk music has been a part of human culture for centuries, with many traditional instruments still played today. If you're interested in playing folk music, it's essential to have the right instrument. At Melbourne Music Centre, we have a range of traditional folk instruments, including Bryden banjos and mandolins.
Banjos are a popular instrument in traditional folk music, with roots in African and American culture. The Bryden range of banjos we have at Melbourne Music Centre includes both open-back and resonator models, with prices ranging from $339.99 to $479.99. With high-quality construction and a beautiful sound, our Bryden banjos are perfect for both beginners and experienced players.
Mandolins are another popular instrument in folk music, with their bright, clear sound and versatile playing style. At Melbourne Music Centre, we offer a range of Bryden mandolins, including our entry-level models starting from $170 with a basswood top to our F-style mandolin with a spruce top for $430. All of our mandolins are set up by us to ensure good action and playability, giving you the best possible experience while playing.
Tin whistles are another popular folk instrument, particularly in Irish traditional music. They are small, easy to carry, and relatively simple to play, making them a great choice for beginners. Tin whistles are made from a narrow metal tube with six holes and a mouthpiece at one end. The player blows air through the mouthpiece and uses their fingers to cover and uncover the holes to produce different notes.
Tin whistles are popular in Irish music because they are easy to learn and affordable, making them accessible to musicians of all levels. They also have a distinct, bright sound that is well-suited to traditional Irish tunes, which often feature fast, intricate melodies. Additionally, the tin whistle has a long history in Ireland, dating back to the 1800s, and has been played by many prominent Irish musicians over the years. As a result, it has become an iconic symbol of Irish music and culture.
Whether you're just starting or are an experienced player, Melbourne Music Centre has everything you need to play traditional folk music. From banjos to mandolins, we have a wide range of high-quality instruments to suit any budget. Visit us today and find your new favourite instrument!