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Playing chords with the mandolin is easy! If you are new to this,  check the playing mandolin chords link below to see how to play easy two-fingered or three fingered chords!

 

Chords Theory

If you want to really understand chords, check the chords theory articles to understand how chords are constructed and what is the difference between chord types like major and minor chords and much-much more…

Check also the books below, you may find them useful.

 

Mandolin Chords Database

Looking for instructions on how to play a specific mandolin chord? Check out the mandolin chords database above!

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E mandolin Chords – Quick Reference of all chords

Here is a quick reference I created for E chords that I think you will find very helpful, as:

– It is simple: chords are fingered.
– It is fast: with one click you see three variants of any chord.
– It is complete: It includes a total of 72 chords for note E.
– Is is always with you: You can view it from desktops, tablets, mobile phones.
– How to use it: Select a chord below, open the

D mandolin Chords – Quick Reference of all chords

Here is a quick reference I created for D chords that I think you will find very helpful, as:

– It is simple: chords are fingered.
– It is fast: with one click you see three variants of any chord.
– It is complete: It includes a total of 72 chords for note D.
– Is is always with you: You can view it from desktops, tablets, mobile phones.
– How to use it: Select a chord below, open the

How to play B diminished mandolin chords

There are many positions (ways, variants etc.) to play the B diminished mandolin chord.

In this article you can find the most common mandolin chord positions – displayed on the slideshow above, fingered for your convenience. To help you understand how to play them, I have included step-by-step instructions, describing where to place each finger on the mandolin fret-board and what note this will produce. Finally, the article includes a chord chart with all possible mandolin chord

How to play A diminished mandolin chords – You can’t live without them, trust me

There are many positions (ways, variants etc.) to play the A diminished mandolin chord.

In this article I will help you play the most common mandolin chord positions for Adim fingered for your convenience. To help you understand how to play them, I have included a music theory quick explanation for you to understand what is a Adim chord. I also created step-by-step instructions, describing where to place each finger on the mandolin fret-board and what note

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