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Beginner's Corner

This is were it all starts. This course covers holding the mandolin, holding the pick, fretting notes, playing your first few simple melodies, strumming patterns with open chords and anything else you will need to get you going in the world of mandolin playing. Standard notation and tablature downloadable PDF's. 

Holding The Mandolin

Holding The Pick

Getting In Tune

It's all In The Wrist

Making A Sound

Simple Chords & Strumming Patterns

Aura Lee

Dividing By Two, Three, and Four

Ode To Joy

Basic Left Hand Fingering

Skip To My Lou

Red River Valley

Flop Eared Mule

Soldiers Joy