Re: Is it possible to get an "in tune" mandolin?
I'm not particular about C on my A string sounding exactly like C on the piano. I don't play with a piano, or with a band, just by myself in my living room. But I sure would like C on both A strings to sound the same as each other. When they are not tuned alike it just makes my skin crawl.
Might have to work on that reflex, instead, its a prompt to tune the out of unison string properly,
as soon as you notice it..
one of the things about a short scale stringed instrument, is it only needs to be off a little bit to be noticed,
because even a half scale step note, space between frets, is not that far.
You may need to write some amusing stage patter to fill the time on stage,
that you will be retuning , in live sets, (write tuning jokes, they may or may not include
sub-atomic partical physics, theory , depending on your audience)
its part of being an Entertaining musician.
Last edited by mandroid; Feb-23-2013 at 11:12am.
writing about music
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