Learn the Mando Fretboard

Learn the notes on the mandolin fretboard. Movable chords included to practice finding the root notes and playing movable chord shapes.
Building a Mandolin?
Read the archives from the CoMando Discussion List series. Some of the best builders in the mando world offer tips, techniques, and insight into building a mandolin.
Paul Binkley Remembered
Paul Binkley was a founding member of the GRAMMY-nominated Modern Mandolin Quartet. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in April of 2014 and passed away on November 12, 2014.

Mandozine and Mandotunes merge

Mandozine will celebrate its 20th anniverary next year. In 1996, the Web was in its infancy and Web hosting was expensive. Bandwidth was limited, and as Web technologies evolved to support video and audio content, bandwidth usage had a significant impact on hosting costs. But, the growth and success of the Web created opportunies for new service providers to offer inexpensive hosting and unlimited bandwidth plans. At the time it was not practical to move Mandozine to a more affordable host provider. The decision was made to create an auxiliary site for media content on a low cost, unlimited bandwidth host site. Hence Mandotunes. The next milestone relevant to Mandozine was the introduction of YouTube and Soundcloud. This eliminated the need to host my video and audio files on my host server.

All video files are now hosted on my Mandotunes YouTube channel, and audio files are hosted on Soundcloud. All other Mandotunes content has been merged with Mandozine. I will keep the existing Mandotunes site active for the next few months, but it will eventually be shut down, although I will retain the domain name as a redirect to Mandozine.


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Learn Movable Chords
Learn to play mando chords up and down the neck. See the Fretboard pages for learning the fretboard notes to find the root note for the movable chords.
Mando Scales

Learn mandolin scales in all keys. Includes the chord formula for chords.