Re: Genre choices
I'm no expert for sure, but, I would say a lot of it depends upon the arrangement and accompanyment (including voice) going along with each tune/song as to what particular mandolin family instrument works best. I know Mike Compton will use a mandola on tunes he sings on from time to time. I think the key thing for each project it to find the instrumentation that best works together for the individual piece and then the project as a whole to allow for a pleasing flow.
That said, since I play only mandolin or OM alone and have never recorded, I would be interested in hearing what other folks think as well.
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