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Tuning a Mandolin

*Note that the audio on this page uses a flash player. This should work on all modern browsers.

Use this page to play the correctly tuned notes as an aid to tuning your mandolin.

For a more comprehensive note on tuning, see the Tuning Guide

The courses on a mandolin are tuned as follows:

String or Course Note Listen and Tune
Bottom or Fourth (thickest) GG
Third DD
Second A'A'
Top or First (lightest) E'E'
Scale & Chord check G

The middle column shows the tuning for the pair of strings (course) for a mandolin