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October 25, 2013 | Mandolin Tuning with Mike Marshall
It's a longish video, but Mike Marshall's recent ArtistWorks YouTube entry is pure gold for one of the mandolinist's most difficult pursuits--playing in tune.
In eleven thorough minutes, he covers important tips to check intonation and cross-check and explains some of the common hazards that create player frustration.
Tuning up to the note, rather than down: Tunes the tension of the string toward the gear. (Keeps it from slipping later while you're playing.)
Using a rest stroke to isolate pair units
Electronic tuner vs. ear
Allowing for nuance of fret adjustment
Matching 12th fret with harmonics
Double checking with the 5th fret
Video Link: Mandolin Tuning with Mike Marshall
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Posted by Ted at October 25, 2013 7:29 AM
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