The Deluxe Encyclopedia of Mandolin Chords was originally published in 1997 by John Baxter.
It included contributions by John Bird and Mandolin Cafe founder Scott Tichenor. Since that time it has been picked up for distribution by Mel Bay where it has remained as one of their best-selling mandolin books of all time.
It's 76 pages packed with extended chord patterns in every key, but it doesn't stop there. Also included are some handy practice tips, scales for every key and starter chord sets for bluegrass and jazz.
If you're a mandolinist looking to extend your chord vocabulary you can't go wrong. I especially like the technical explanations of how chords and scales are constructed.
Great for beginners or advanced players. For those mandolinists who think there isn't possibly a thing they could learn from a chord book I suggest you try using John's extended chord patterns for drawing up chord solos.
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