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.


New Don Stiernberg Album!
Don Stiernberg - Good Numbers
with Andy Brown and Jim Cox

At music festivals,jam sessions, parties, gigs,and hangs, there's a saying musicians use after a particularly satisying jam: "That's a Good Number!". This project is a collection of good numbers humbly submitted for your approval and enjoyment. Included are standards, jazz tunes, and one original, performed by The Don Stiernberg Trio, Don's working group with Jim Cox on bass and Andy Brown on guitar. While there are only three musicians on any given cut, the textures and grooves vary track by track. Don plays acoustic mandolin on 7 tracks, electric on three, and sings 2 vocals. Andy reaches for a classical guitar on Latin and waltz tunes, the bulk being addressed by his trademark archtop acoustic with varying degrees of amplifier support. The resulting mix, while unique, is to be enjoyed by fans of jazz and acoustic string music, or in other words, "Good Pickin' and Good Numbers".   

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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.