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Tuning a Mandolin Banjo

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

The courses on a mandolin banjo are tuned as follows (the sound is of a mandolin):

String or Course Course Listen and Tune
Bottom or Fourth (thickest) GG
Third DD
Second A'A'
Top or First (lightest) E'E'