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Tuning a Mandola (tenor or octave)


*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 mandola.

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

The courses on a mandola (alto mandola) are tuned as follows:


String Alto,
Normal
Listen
Bottom or Fourth (thickest) C
Third G
Second D
Top or First (lightest) A

The courses on a tenor mandola are tuned as follows:


String Tenor,
Octave,
Irish,
Folk
Listen
Bottom or Fourth (thickest) G
Third D
Second A
Top or First (lightest) E