In this lesson, Mike expands on the previous movable chord video. He changes it up with a diagram of a mandolin neck with strings to help relate the new information being covered to the playing of the mandolin. He shows off three particular chords for the student to practice.
- Okay, now that you've learned the notes on the g string,…we're gonna look at all four strings,…and find where all the notes are.…This is just gonna help you in so many ways, folks.…Might need another cup of espresso for this.…So, here's your finger board,…and we just went through the notes on the g string.…This is the g, a, b, and c…are next to each other at four and five.…D…at seven.…E and f…at nine and 10,…and g, this is your octave.…This is the 12th fret,…the one with the two pretty little dots.…
If we go to the d string, we see the e at the second fret.…Again, here's e and f right next to each other,…just like they were back here.…G, a, b, and c, right next to each other,…and then d.…There's your octave.…So, let's just look at the d chord.…(mandolin strumming)…The first d chord I ever showed you,…and how to bring that up to an e chord…was this, right?…Because, this is your e note.…You're barring the middle two strings,…and then you're playing the outside strings…at the fourth fret.…
So, to find an f, simply going up one fret to this f note,…
This course is part two of the Mandolin Lessons series, which includes hundreds of lessons, exclusive performances, and special guest interviews. Make sure to check out the exercise files for downloadable tab, audio samples, and other study materials.
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- Adjusting your action
- Changing strings and tuning the mandolin
- Playing a 1-6-2-5 progression
- Understanding moveable chords
- Practicing mandolin
- Playing blues on the mandolin
- Playing kickoffs