So, I play guitar, I have tried to learn mandolin, but my giant hands are always an issue (I have a size 17 ring finger). I have tried so many different mandolins and my playing always seems limited by the size of the mandolin.
I am a big fan of Sierra Hull and I noticed how often she uses a Mandola in her music. I then started to search and saw so many people using the Mandola for Bluegrass.
I bought a Mandola! Victory! it's perfect for my hands and I am in love.
Problem, there are no books for Mandola for Bluegrass nor for Americana nor Roots.
So, help a new Mandola player artist out, please. Can anyone point me to books, videos, tab (I don't read music) for jumpstarting my learning to play Mandola for Bluegrass?
I assume you want to play your mandola tuned CGDA, yes?
I found this site very useful when I first got my mandola: https://drpsychotic.com/mandola/index.html
It didn't take long to see that it was a fairly simple matter of transposing. For example, on the mandola, the key of C uses the same chords fingerings as the key of G on the mandolin.
Hope this helps.
Thank you SO MUCH!
This is super helpful.
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