Fret Board Music Theory


#1

Does the same music theory apply to the fret board of a mandolin as a guitar? i.e.

a to b is a whole step, b to c is a half step, c to d is a whole step, d to e is a half step, etc.

Where b to c and d to e is always a half step?

I believe it is but I just want validation.

Thanks. :question:


#2

You are correct about the music theory applying equally to both instruments! One slight issue… you say that “d to e is a half step,” that is not correct. All notes have a whole step between them except for B to C and E to F (both of which are half steps). If you have familiarity with a piano keyboard, it’s easy to visualize those as those notes don’t have the black keys between them.


#3

It’s actually the same on all western instruments, banjo, lute, mandolin, violin, trumpet, tuba, piano, oboe etc…it is what is music or the " theory " that drives it. Congrats you now have a new understanding and view of the world of music, you will never see another instrumentt the same again.