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


Learn the notes on the mandolin fretboard. Movable chords included to practice finding the root notes and playing movable chord shapes.


This section provides a mandolin Chord Book, movable chords, and chord groups.

Mandozine Flash Cards

The Mandozine Flash Cards are intended as an interactive exercise. Follow along with your mandolin, and when the note appears, say the note name and play it. The following card will display the fretboard position and name of the note.

Key Signatures

If you play from sheet music and don't know the key of the tune, here's an easy way to determine the key by the key signature.

Tuning Chart

Here's a tuning chart for reference.

Transpose Tool

The Transpose Tool is a Web app. It is intended for exploring various keys of songs you play or want to learn. Enter the chords, and display in any key.

Transpose Chart

This chart is intended as an aid in transposing.

Note to Tab Tool

A few years ago I created the Note to Tab Tool for personal use. I wanted something that would aid in creating simple Tab riffs. This is a bare bones Web app. If you desire a full featured app that supports both notation and tab, I recommend TablEdit.