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Mandolin Chords

By Mel Bay

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Mandolin - Multiple Levels
Composed by Mel Bay. Saddle-stitched, Chord Book. All Styles. Book. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93257).

Item Number: MB.93257

ISBN 9780871668639. All Styles. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Comprehensive and easily understood, this Mel Bay stand-by is arranged in photo-diagram form for maximum ease of use by mandolinists of all playing levels. Correct left hand positions are pictured for each chord, as is proper right hand picking position. Major, Minor, seventh, diminished, augmented, and ninth chords are shown in photos and diagrams; major seventh, sixth, minor sixth, seventh augmented fifth, and seventh diminished fifth chords are shown in diagram form only. Tuning of the mandolin using a pitch pipe or piano keyboard is also shown. A chart summarizing movable chord patterns ends the book.

  • The correct way to hold the mandolin 
  • This is the pick 
  • The Left Hand 
  • The Fingerboard 
  • Tuning the manodlin 
  • Chords arranged by type, then alphabetically: 
  • Major 
  • Minor 
  • Seventh 
  • Diminished 
  • Augmented 
  • Ninth 
  • Major Seventh  
  • Minor Seventh  
  • Sixth  
  • Minor Sixth  
  • Seventh Aug. Fifth 
  • Seventh Dim. Fifth