Hi!

Couple of quick goodies for you... these are the new posts published at theMandolinTuner recently that are worth reading (or viewing!). I hope you will enjoy them as much as I did when I was writing them!

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Mandolin Strings: Materials, Gauges and how to select

Mandolin Strings: Materials, Gauges and how to select

Many mandolin players get confused when it comes to mandolin strings. This is easily explained, as there is a variety of terms (jargon) used, that has to do with things not of a musical nature (materials, construction etc.) A frequent question that I hear (or I ask)  is: “which strings are right for my instrument?”. Although there’s no single answer …

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Leonard Cohen So Long Marianne

Leonard Cohen - So Long Marianne

Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) had been a music inspiration of my youth. I discovered his songs as a student and was immediately captivated by his unique style, "dark" sound, baritone raw voice and beautiful lyrics. I really did not care then about the harmony (chords) or the instruments used. I only cared about the way his songs made me feel and how …

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Gm mandolin chord

How to play G minor chords with mandolin

This article in the Mandolin Chords series of theMandolinTuner focuses on G minor chords. If you are only interested to learn how to play a G minor (Sol minor) chord on the mandolin, take a look at the slideshow at the top of this article. You will find there common variants presented in a photo realistic mandolin fret board. If …

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Cheers, thanks so much, and have an awesome week!

Christos