Links to Mandolin sites.
The mandolin and it's larger family members (mandola, mandocello) are of course direct relatives, at least in construction, to the cittern and bouzouki.
However, like the violin family, they are usually considered melody instruments
rather than chordal (though you can of course play chords on them).
The usual tuning is, like the violin, GDAE.
Here are some useful links to sites that have info on the instrument:
This site, either locally or via links to other sites, has loads of info about
the mandolin: tab, chords, scales, exercises, info on players, etc.
Like the above site, lots of info, but organized in cyberzine format.
Need I say more ?
Some fun stuff, like animated chord charts & scales (+ instructions how to make
them). Also lots of links to other sites.
Site of a French mandolin club. Has some info on the history of the mandolin.
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