Getting To Know The Notes - Don Julin

Learning the notes on a string instrument can be a bit confusing due to the fact that the same note in the same octave can be played in more than one place. Many of us learned to play songs on a mandolin before we learned the names of the notes, but eventually you will want to know the notes by name. There are a total of twelve notes including all sharps and flats. Each section contains only four notes making it a bit easier to memorize. If you spend as little as 10 minutes a week on this set of exercises, you will eventually learn where all of the notes are on the mandolin fingerboard. Learning were all of the notes are on the mandolin is the first step to mastering the fingerboard.

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  (3.0a) Getting To Know The Notes Pt. 1: Open Strings & The Musical Alphabet
  (3.0b) Getting To Know The Notes Pt. 2: The Notes D, G, C, and F
  (3.0c) Getting To Know The Notes Pt. 3: Bb, Eb, Ab, and Db.
  (3.0d) Getting To Know The Notes Pt.4: F#, B, E, and A
  (3.0e) Getting To Know The Notes Pt. 5: Six Notes in Ascending & Descending Patterns
  (3.0f) Getting To Know The Notes Pt. 6: The Other Six Notes in Ascending & Descending Patterns