Mandolin Beginner

Mandolin Beginner: Week #2

TUNING: If you missed this week’s Snark tutorial take a look at the video below to get started tuning your mandolin!  Remember to check tuning every time you practice.

TECHNIQUE EXERCISE:
String one fret one: quarter quarter, fret two same rhythm, fret three same. Repeat fora a total of 4 times, then repeat the whole process on strings two, three, and four.

CHORD EXERCISE:
I  IV  V  (remember what that means?)  as played in “Bury Me Beneath the Willow” by the Carter Family.  The song repeats on this chart, so play the whole page twice a day.  Also try these chord changes with a down up down up down strum: short-short-short-short-long beats.

Bury Me Beneath the Willows (PDF)
D Chord (PDF)

 

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