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  1. Re: Anyone know of a website or app that will display all chord n

    This chart is all 12 keys in one like a sliderule. Make two pieces of paper (BLANK & NUT) as shown to visualize this until it sinks into your vision. I have placed the papers as if I am looking at...
  2. Re: Anyone know of a website or app that will display all chord n

    Here's a chart I made for my students that has the whole ball of wax on one page.
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    Re: Memorizing Chords and Progressions

    Here's the basic theory of which chord to play during which melody interval is being played.

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    Re: Tabs driving me nuts

    For starters in the NEEDLE rendition, leave the first string open during the first four measures and it will be more like Neil did it.
  5. Re: the Allan Holdsworth guitar approach on mandolin

    If you want to change guitar chords to mandolin chords leave the first string as this, make the note on the second string two frets higher and flip the third and fourth strings around.
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    Re: Converting guitar chords

    Here's a pic of a method to convert guitar chords to mandolin, I'll leave the explanation off. Anyone care to solve the puzzle?

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  7. Re: the Allan Holdsworth guitar approach on mandolin

    for those of us who are not aliens

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  8. Re: A few neat exercises from Sierra Hull and Reverb

    Here's a pdf of the 2nd exercise.
  9. Re: the Allan Holdsworth guitar approach on mandolin

    Here’s a vid of Jens Larsen and a transcription of the first phrase.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQGEh29gAoU

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    Re: Fingerboard Diagram

    [QUOTE fromb elbein MM: I looked at it. It's daunting but useful. There's sure a whole lot of information packed into that chard, but someone who worked through it would see the patterns.

    My...
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    Re: Fingerboard Diagram

    Here's my chart that shows the intervals of the major scale in all 12 keys. Everything that can be played can be analized using it.
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    Re: Converting guitar chords

    For the song in question give these a try.
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    Re: Tabs For Songs: How to

    Here's a chart and a web page that might help.
    https://www.secretsofsongwriting.com/2010/08/11/do-chords-limit-the-notes-i-can-use-in-my-melody/175360
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    Re: Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

    Someone at a recording session I was at started telling Michael what key and mode the next song was going to be in and he said he hated all that stuff. He said "Just start playing it and I'll jump...
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    Re: Memorizing the neck

    Since the strings of the mandolin are tuned open to the circle of 4/5ths the whole fingerboard is locked into that sequence. If you look at the circle in the 4ths rotation it happens to spell the...
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    Re: Carter Family Songbook

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    This how I transcribe their songs.
  17. Re: Songwriting: How do YOU find your melody?

    Make a list of the chords in your song then list the notes that are in those chords and that gives you the possible melody notes that would be in your melody.
    Take for example the simple key of C...
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    Re: BG: Dominant Seventh chords

    If you don't do them when called for you are not helping to generate the "color" that is called for in the arrangement. It's just a matter of moving the root note down a whole step (two frets).
  19. Re: Pros/Teachers - What is the most important tip you can give?

    If it came down to one skill IMO it would be to play by ear because if you can do that you can play any song in any style that is not above your technique. Playing by ear is kind of a trump card that...
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    Re: Strumming pattern help

    here's a chart I made up for this
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    Re: Strumming pattern help

    here's a chart
  22. Re: Learning Chords....How Many Should I Know?

    Here's how you would find the open D chord, for example. First you find the D letter on the left and that is where the nut of the mandolin is found (open strings). Those open strings are always G D A...
  23. Re: Learning Chords....How Many Should I Know?

    tried to delete this post in a wrong thread.
  24. Re: Learning Chords....How Many Should I Know?

    The chart is in what I call Chordtalk not Scaletalk M= Major (notice the chordtalk formulas at left making no need to translate scale terminology to chord terminology)
    With this one chart You will...
  25. Re: Learning Chords....How Many Should I Know?

    Here's the chart I use to teach my students
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