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May 15, 2022 - 9:06:45 AM
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2 posts since 5/15/2022

Hello everyone!

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?

May 16, 2022 - 4:32:12 AM



1015 posts since 1/3/2011

Hey Daryl.

I assume you want to play your mandola tuned CGDA, yes?

I found this site very useful when I first got my mandola:

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.


May 16, 2022 - 5:52:22 AM
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2 posts since 5/15/2022

Thank you SO MUCH!

This is super helpful.

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