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    Registered User J.C. Bryant's Avatar
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    Default CGDA and standard notation

    I've tried, with no success, to find a chard of the mandola (CGDA) fret board with standard notation. Can you help? Thanks, J.C. Bryant

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    I use charts of the tenor banjo, which is tuned the same.
    Playing a no-point 14-fret-to-the-body oval-hole with scroll, a Flatiron 1SH mandola (original owner), a McNally Ukulele Strumstick in CGDA mandola tuning, a McNally 4-string Chromatic Strumstick in GDAE octave mandolin tuning, and rocking my six-course, unison-tuned 12-string Ovation mandophone/extended cittern in CGDAEB Full Fifths Tuning...

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    Default Re: CGDA and standard notation

    Or tenor guitar....

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    Or viola...

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    Default Re: CGDA and standard notation

    I am eager to learn some of those viola chop chords.
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    Default Re: CGDA and standard notation

    Thank you all, I have found several PDF's of exactly what I was looking for, and I appreciate your help. Blessings, J.C. Bryant

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    Default Re: CGDA and standard notation

    Quote Originally Posted by Viola View Post
    Or viola...
    It would be standard notation for viola but using C-clef, correct? I assume that the OP wants it in treble clef.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    It would be standard notation for viola but using C-clef, correct? I assume that the OP wants it in treble clef.
    Yup, if untransposed it would be on C-clef like viola. Instead, it's written on treble clef and sounds an octave lower than written.
    Playing a no-point 14-fret-to-the-body oval-hole with scroll, a Flatiron 1SH mandola (original owner), a McNally Ukulele Strumstick in CGDA mandola tuning, a McNally 4-string Chromatic Strumstick in GDAE octave mandolin tuning, and rocking my six-course, unison-tuned 12-string Ovation mandophone/extended cittern in CGDAEB Full Fifths Tuning...

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