Basic Bandola Tuning

Course: Basic Course for Bandola Llanera

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Have you been able to tune your Bandola? There are no electric tuners available with settings for this instrument, so the best way you can tune it is through simply listening to strings play one by one and turn your tuning pegs until you have the right sound.

Guitar Conversion Tuning

If you have converted your guitar into a Bandola, then the tuning will be done in a slightly different way. This is because it is not possible to place a Capo on the fretboard and tune the strings with the Capo. Instead, listen to the following audio files and mimic the sound for each string of the guitar as you play the strings open. Once your open strings are in tune with the audios provided, then you can place your Capo on the 5th fret and there is your tuned Bandola ready to go!

Bandola Tuning

4th String A3

3rd String D4

2nd String A4

1st String E5

So, do we have our instruments tuned? Great!!! Now let’s move over to our postures.

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