Guide to Classical Mandolin & Early Music

With this article we will go into details of the history of the use of mandolin in both early music and all the way up to the classical period. First we must define these time periods. Early music is classified as and includes medieval, Renaissance and early baroque, spanning nearly a millennium. Medieval music is…

A Quick And Easy Guide To Pricing Out Mandolins

There are so many models and makes on the mandolin market. And that was a lot of alliteration! But due to the all the choices, we have put together this article that will hopefully help you understand the different factors when it comes to pricing these instruments, and this will in turn help you decide…

How Mandolins are Made

We all love to play the mandolin, but a key to truly understanding anything involves a somewhat thorough understanding of the way that thing is built. Learning the construction of, for example, a car, apartment building or yes, a mandolin, will only serve to help us better grasp the overall picture and understand why events…

What are the Different Types of Mandolin?

There are a few different styles of mandolin available on the market, each of which evolved from the early musical models of the lute in the Middle Ages. Typically players will use either an A style or F style, but there are other similar instruments invented for the purpose of mandolin orchestras, which is an…

Tuning and Intonation on the Mandolin

With this article we will teach you all about mandolin intonation and tuning, and how to properly set up/adjust your bridge and strings. This will ensure the proper tuning of the complete instrument, including every single note, fret and string. When you first get a mandolin, you can have it properly set up at a…