How should I tune my mandolin?

Standard mandolin tuning is the same as the violin – G, D, A, E from low to high.

Of course, the mandolin has eight strings arranged in four sets of two strings tuned to the same pitch - so in full, your mandolin is tuned G, G, D, D, A, A, E, E.

As with any string instrument, the mandolin can be tuned in several different ways. Take a look at our ‘Mandolin Tunings’ page HERE to learn these.