Afternoon all. I just become a member for the group because I just bought myself a Kentucky KM-172 mandolin. I have never owned or played a mandolin, but after hearing a few people playing mandolins in coffee shops (or on stage), I added "play a mandolin" in my bucket list. I am a survivor of a traumatic brain injury and don't really have 4 "good" fingers but after talking to mandolin players it seems like I can fake a few chords or so. So that's my goal. Wish I had enough money to buy a f-style to start with, but when I get better... so anyway, just thought I would say Hi.
Congrats Richard! Hope it is a fun and rewarding hobby for you.
Here is a link to some two finger chords that you might find helpful if you don't already know them...http://www.mandolincafe.com/two.html
Also, Jethro Burns used three finger chords a lot and they're very versatile. Here's a link from Don Julin showing it a little, but it is also covered in Jethro's "Complete Jethro Burns Mandolin" book.
Best of luck Richard!
Thanks. The 2 finger chords I found already, but I'll print the three finger chords and get a copy of the Jethro Burns book.