Re: I just ordered my first mandolin!
Welcome to our obsession! Your purchase is really going to be the first of many, so enjoy the trip! You will also find that this site is a treasure trove of information, so spend some time searching all the archives. While there are many books that show you the different chord shapes, the chord charts here are an excellent starting point. Again, enjoy your new journey!
"Put your hands to the wood
Touch the music put there by the summer sun and wind
The rhythms of the rain, locked within the rings
And let your fingers find The Music in the Wood."
Joe Grant and Al Parrish (chorus from The Music in the Wood)