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.
The Mandolin Open Strings
As you already know, the mandolin has four pairs of strings. Each pair is tuned to the same note.
When you hold your mandolin on your lap in playing position, then the 1st string i.e. the one closest to the floor, is an E. All the strings are as following:
- 1st string pair is E
- 2nd string pair is A
- 3rd string pair is D
- 4th string pair is G