Mandolin Basics

The Art of Mandolin Setup: A Beginner’s Guide

Introduction: Welcome to the fascinating world of mandolin playing where every detail matters in creating that perfect harmony! Whether you're a seasoned musician or a beginner, understanding the basics of mandolin setup is crucial for a delightful playing experience. In this post, we're delving into the essentials of [...]

Mandolin Strings: a complete guide

Mandolin Strings are very important, as they have a big effect on your mandolin sound. The selection of mandolin strings is important, but also important is to know how to maintain your strings and when/how to change them. This article covers the above, explaining the following subjects in below paragraphs: [...]

Fender 351 Premium Celluloid Guitar Picks

You cannot go wrong with the classics. In this case, I am talking about the Fender 351 Premium Celluloid Guitar Pick. With their classic shape and heavy weight, these picks combine the traditional tone and feel of celluloid, with beautiful and unique colors. What is more important, tone or looks? Well, [...]

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Mandolin Left Hand Techniques for Beginners

Mandolin left hand techniques are essential for students learning to play mandolin! Although mandolin is an excellent instrument for beginners, it is common for a beginner to wonder how to hold this new instrument right and to be full of questions. Taking even a few lessons from a competent teacher is the [...]

The Mandolin Parts, illustrated (F-type)

The thing with mandolin parts is although mandolins come in many shapes and even sizes, most of them share many anatomical similarities and therefore their parts have common names. Naming the mandolin parts is an issue that always gave me trouble. Sounds silly, but as a kid I kept naming the bridge [...]

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Playing mandolin without backpain

Mandolin back pain is unfortunately a reality for many of us (me included). Everybody can hold a mandolin, right? Well yes, but as a matter of fact if you decide to play the mandolin, there is good chance that you spent a good amount of time holding it, so what happens if [...]

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