Learn the Mando Fretboard

Learn the notes on the mandolin fretboard. Movable chords included to practice finding the root notes and playing movable chord shapes.

Building a Mandolin?
Read the archives from the CoMando Discussion List series. Some of the best builders in the mando world offer tips, techniques, and insight into building a mandolin.



South Hadley Mandolin Orchestra


Over 100 years ago the Gibson Instrument company hired teacher-agents to sell, teach, and organize mandolin orchestras across the country. The teacher-agent model is no longer used today, with instruments available from vintage dealers, independent luthiers, and Gibson. But, the role of the teacher still exists in the form of those that organize mandolin orchestras for today.
    Adam Sweet is one of those organizers. He would probably have been a highly sought after candidate as a teacher-agent for Gibson if he were born during that era.    


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Paul Binkley Remembered
Paul Binkley was a founding member of the GRAMMY-nominated Modern Mandolin Quartet. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in April of 2014 and passed away on November 12, 2014.
Learn Movable Chords
Learn to play mando chords up and down the neck. See the Fretboard pages for learning the fretboard notes to find the root note for the movable chords.
Mando Scales

Learn mandolin scales in all keys. Includes the chord formula for chords.