Tuesday, May 11, 2010

You Know the Guitar Can You Play the Mandolin, yes!

Nice post from UkuleleVideo.com on how to take your guitar knowledge and transfere it to the mandolin

Guitarist looking to learn the Mandolin. What are the main differences?
Mandolin is a very cool instrument but it is different than the guitar. It is tuned “backwards” to the guitar. The top 4 strings on a guitar are (high to low) E1, B2, G3, D4, but on a mandolin the strings are (high to low) E, A, D, G, and it is one octave higher than guitar. This is the same tuning as a violin so it is possible to use violin music arrangements on the mandolin.  (read more)

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