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.



Congratulations to the Grammy Nominees

Congratulations to Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer, Nickel Creek, The Earls Of Leicester, Del McCoury, Steve Martin, Edie Brickell, Noam Pikelny, Frank Solivan, Bryan Sutton, Rhonda Vincent, and Mike Marshall on being nominated for a Grammy!

BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
Bass & Mandolin
Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer

BEST AMERICAN ROOTS PERFORMANCE
Destination (from: A Dotted Line)
Nickel Creek

BEST AMERICAN ROOTS SONG
The New York Trains (from: My Name Is New York: Deluxe Audio Book)
The Del McCoury Band
Woody Guthrie & Del McCoury, songwriters

Pretty Little One (from: Live)
Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell
Edie Brickell & Steve Martin, songwriters

BEST AMERICANA ALBUM
A Dotted Line
Nickel Creek

BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM
The Earls Of Leicester
The Earls Of Leicester
Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe
Noam Pikelny
Cold Spell
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Into My Own
Bryan Sutton
Only Me
Rhonda Vincent

BEST INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITION
Tarnation (from: Bass & Mandolin)
Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile, composers

BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, NON-CLASSICAL
Bass & Mandolin
Richard King & Dave Sinko, engineers; Robert C. Ludwig, mastering engineer

BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM
Mike Marshall & The Turtle Island Quartet
Mike Marshall, producer



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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.
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.