#1
Ok I may be flamed but I have no idea where to put this so i dont care....
Ive been thinking about ordering a mandolin. Ive been playing guitar for a few years and I was wondering if its a big transition. Also, can I tune it with a guitar tuner somehow?
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#3
you can tune it with a guitar tuner aslong as it has a mic on it. and swtiching to a mandolin isnt hard for a guitarist to do. youll only need to get used to the smaller fret spacing and different tuning, and doubled strings.
#4
yea, my friend just got one, the main difference is the tuning, and theres not too many tabs and songs unless you listen to a lot of irish punk or stuff like that
#5
I played mandolin for a few years before I started guitar. They're a lot of fun.
#6
yea its easy and fun the only thing is you need to learn some new chord shapes
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#7
Mandolins are way fun, I used to play one before I played guitar. I wonder if it's around here somewhere...

They're tuned like a violin, so the tuning goes GDAE from lowest to highest.
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#9
You should probably be able to pick it up pretty quickly. I played the violin for 8 years before getting one, so I picked it up nearly as soon as I got it. They're good fun to mess about on too. What mandolin are you thinking of buying?
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In musician talk there is an 'other instruments' thread.
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