How to Tune a Mandolin

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This will show how to get your mandolin into the most common GDAE tuning.

Steps

  1. Get a violin tuner this has the same tuning as the mandolin.
  2. Turn the tuner so when you play a string it picks the sound up.
  3. Play the eighth string and tighten until the light says it is tuned to G. Repeat this with the seventh string.
  4. Do the same with sixth and fifth but to the note of D.
  5. The same with the fourth and third but to the note of A.
  6. And then the same with second and first but to the note of E.
  7. Your ready to play have fun.

Tips

  • Get a good tuner cheap ones work badly
  • Remember to tune regulary a out of tune instrument will ruin the song

Warnings

  • DO NOT TUNE STRING TOO TIGHT IT WILL SNAP AND HURT YOU

Things You Will Need

  • Mandolin
  • Violin electronic tuner or Pitch pipes (If you have a good ear)
  • A quiet room so there is no interference with the sound.

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