Mandolin Tuning

Why a trained ear is a must-have requirement for any musician?

Ear training is the process of connecting music theory (notes, intervals, chords, scales, melodies, etc.) with the sounds we hear. Studying ear training is building a bridge between the language of music and the sounds that are designated by that language. The more we train our ear to recognize this [...]

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Easy Mandolin Tuning for Guitar Players

Mandolin tuning for guitar players can be an issue, as mandolin tuning is different from guitar tuning: mandolin strings come in pairs and they have different tuning than that of the guitar open strings. Fortunately mandolin tuning for guitar players is not difficult and here are step-by-step instructions. [...]

Review: Cherub WMT-555C tuner and metronome

Pros Very accurate chromatic tuner Suitable for many instruments, including Guitar, Bass, Banjo and of course the mandolin Good metronome function Pickup included to tune in noisy environments Cons Not very intuitive switch function, between metronome and tuner Not a [...]

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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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Mandolin parts that play a role in mandolin tuning

It is almost inevitable when trying to tune your mandolin, to come across jargon. Is it mandatory for you to learn it ? Well, no, but if you don't, you will sometimes feel like everybody else speaks a different language. So, the mandolin parts that play a role in mandolin [...]

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Online Mandolin Tuner by ear, with quick instructions

Here is our online mandolin tuner by ear, provided with instructions. Note, this tuning method requires a trained ear, nevertheless I recommend you try it, as you may find it a lot easier than expected! I tested this tuner and managed to tune my mandolin in less than three minutes, and I believe that [...]

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Guitartoolkit tuner for iPhone/iPad/iPod

Why a guitar toolkit tuner review? Being an Apple iPhone owner, I recently wondered if anybody has created an iPhone tuner app that I could use to tune my mandolin. I carry my mobile phone everywhere I go, so having a tuner app seemed like a good idea. But [...]

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