People think that because I play the violin I can automatically play the mandolin simply because the strings are tuned the same.
Violin: Bow. Mandolin: PICK (a vastly different technique)
Violin: Fingers are placed precisely on a particular spot on the string to create the correct pitch. Mandolin: Fingers are placed behind a fret (as in the guitar) to create pitch. Meaning that finger placement is slightly different.
Mandolin has double strings (as if it wasn’t enough to have to tune 4 strings)
I mean, I could learn it if I wanted to.
But… I don’t.