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Alternate tuning for mandolin?

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(@smokindog)
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Does anyone us alternate tunings for mandolin? I have been tuning mine to an open C#(the same notes you would get if you put a capo on the 6th fret of a guitar tuned to open G. Just wonder if anyone else resorts to this with a mandolin :?:

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(@dsparling)
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I switch between standard (GDAE) and GDAD, which is a fairly common tuning used by Irish players.

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(@smokindog)
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Thanks, never thought of that :oops:

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(@elecktrablue)
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I've messed around with several different mandolin tunings, most of which I found here. It's a good jumping off point!

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