check below our online tuner provided with instructions. Note, this tuning method requires atrained ear, nevertheless I recommend you try it, as you may find it a lot easier than expected!
I tested this tuner and managed to tune my mandolin in less than three minutes, and I believe that you could do it too.
If you do not need detailed instructions, you may prefer a shorter version of this post that can be found at the following link: Online Mandolin Tuner with Instructions.
Note the mandolin has string pairs, i.e. both strings should produce the same sound, but we only tune one string at a time. Let’s start!
Tuning the mandolin strings
Press play to hear the reference sound of the corresponding strings you are tuning.
- Strum one of the two strings (starting with the G, i.e. the thickest pair), while you hear the tuner.
- Tighten or loosen the corresponding tuning peg, till you match the sound of the tuner.
- Repeat the process to tune the second string of the string pair. Make sure they both sound the same.
- If you need more time, press play again to hear the reference sound.
If you have reached here, it probably means you have tuned your mandolin! I am so happy for you! Thank you so much for spending your time trying my online mandolin tuner and instructions.
Please leave me a message to inform me how much time it took you to tune your mandolin.
If you did not manage to tune it, also leave me a message describing your experience, and also check other posts below:
- Can a beginner tune a Mandolin?
- Tuning the Mandolin in 4 easy steps
- 5 easy steps to set the Mandolin bridge
- Online Mandolin Tuner with Instructions.
- Mandolin tuning with iPhone/iPad/iPod