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    Default Mandolin fretboard diagram needed with notes

    I have made this post in the Newbies Group but I would like to also post it here. I hope that it's okay.

    I am looking for a printable diagram of the mandolin fretboard WITH the accompanying notes on the staff so you can match up the positions when needed.

    I have seen many such diagrams done for the guitar but none for the mandolin.

    Please let me know if you are able to help.

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    Default Re: Mandolin fretboard diagram needed with notes

    here's one.
    Googling mandolin fingerboard yields others.

    Welcome to the Forum. You'll find lots of info here on the mandolincafe.com site.

    Oops. I didn't notice that you wanted the staff notes too. I'll keep looking.

    Okay, I'm back. Harder than I expected to find the chart you want.

    I suggest looking at the shareware files on our own Pete Martin's web page. Good info.
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    I really like these fretboard diagrams for chord structures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philphool View Post
    here's one.
    Googling mandolin fingerboard yields others.

    Welcome to the Forum. You'll find lots of info here on the mandolincafe.com site.

    Oops. I didn't notice that you wanted the staff notes too. I'll keep looking.

    Okay, I'm back. Harder than I expected to find the chart you want.

    I suggest looking at the shareware files on our own Pete Martin's web page. Good info.
    thank you
    I have a great chart for guitar (if anyone needs it!) but yet to find on for the mandolin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Goist View Post
    I really like these fretboard diagrams for chord structures.
    Welcome!
    thanks also - I'll take a look at this.

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    Have you looked into the "Fiddlewidget" tools for mandolin? It's a slick little slide rule that puts a map of the fingerboard behind a color-coded major-scale layout in standard tuning. You set it to, say the key of D, and everything not in that key is hidden, and the visible notes are color-coded so you immediately see all the D chords, all the way up the neck. Plus you learn a little theory pushing it around, so it gets to be almost like a big chord book, in a small package with no page turning.

    You can get it from Elderly, Janet Davis, and several other outlets--just google "fiddlewidget" and you can probably find it.

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    Your request is trickier than it initially sounds. You will probably need two diagrams: flats & sharps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fanmando View Post
    Have you looked into the "Fiddlewidget" tools for mandolin? It's a slick little slide rule that puts a map of the fingerboard behind a color-coded major-scale layout in standard tuning. You set it to, say the key of D, and everything not in that key is hidden, and the visible notes are color-coded so you immediately see all the D chords, all the way up the neck. Plus you learn a little theory pushing it around, so it gets to be almost like a big chord book, in a small package with no page turning.

    You can get it from Elderly, Janet Davis, and several other outlets--just google "fiddlewidget" and you can probably find it.
    thank you fanmando

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    Wayne,

    Will this post help?

    See the middle item.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theoldman View Post
    thank you fanmando
    You bet. Here's the Fiddlewidget.com link; most of the demos are banjo-specific, but the same ideas apply.

    http://www.fiddlewidget.com/

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    Did you ever think of just doing it yourself? Very often the act of deriving a relationship will do more to cement the understanding than just looking at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRW3 View Post
    Did you ever think of just doing it yourself? Very often the act of deriving a relationship will do more to cement the understanding than just looking at it.
    Total agreement! When you get it done, you'll have learned most of the notes on the fingerboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Bunting View Post
    Total agreement! When you get it done, you'll have learned most of the notes on the fingerboard.
    +1

    Send me a copy when your done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by theoldman View Post

    I am looking for a printable diagram of the mandolin fretboard WITH the accompanying notes on the staff so you can match up the positions when needed.

    Here ya go, but it's a product you must order for $5, rather than free and printable. Still, it's cheap, and it has the note name plus the notation (i.e. note on the staff) superimposed on each string/fret on the fretboard, which is very cool.

    It's the "Mandolin Fretboard [308]".

    With thanks to member "drewgrass" who made this post a couple years back.
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    Hello
    I play with the Windsor banjos and we need another mandolin player. Please email me.
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    wrong one
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    this one is better

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    something is not working , so again

    I made this when I started with the mandolin. But I have it stored in my head now and rarely need it any more. That is one advantage of doing it yourself.
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    Default Re: Mandolin fretboard diagram needed with notes

    Quote Originally Posted by Werner Jaekel View Post
    something is not working , so again

    I made this when I started with the mandolin. But I have it stored in my head now and rarely need it any more. That is one advantage of doing it yourself.
    What's interesting is many of us have been doing the "slide rule" thing for years to illustrate modes and chords, and that's exactly how software of that kind works 'behind the scenes.' No invention there... But this FiddleWidget fellow actually was granted a patent in 2008 because he committed it to a tangible device! My hat's off to him.

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    sorry for double posting. please delete.
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    Default Re: Mandolin fretboard diagram needed with notes

    This is an older post and I have since drawn my own mandolin fretboard diagram. I would like to share it with you.
    The image does not look perfect but it prints out just fine.

    I hope that people on this forum find it useful.



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