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…

How to Tremolo Pick a Mandolin

If you are into the mandolin and have done some reading, you will have come across the word tremolo. You’ve no doubt heard the tremolo picking in a song. With this article we’ll explain the tremolo picking, its place in music and how you can master this key mandolin technique. What is tremolo? Tremolo is…