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Old 04-19-2019, 12:41 PM
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Default Bought a mandolin

On April 14th I went to a guitar show in Danville Indiana. As I'm leaving my wife says "Don't buy any guitars". I say "Not planning to".

While I'm at one booth I inquire about an inexpensive electric. The guy says I'll give you a good deal. I just look at him. He throws out a number that was OK. I say no. Then he throws in a gig bag no charge. I say no. He points out that is autographed by John Rich of Big and Rich.

I then tell him my wife said no guitars. But she didn't say anything about a mandolin. He says I have one.

So, who has a good video series or any book recommendations. I need to learn to play this instrument.

It is an A style Dean that followed me home.

My wife said, "I should have said don't buy anything".
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Old 04-19-2019, 01:20 PM
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We don't do direct links to other musical fora here on AGF, but I learned so much (and continue to learn a bunch) at a mandolin-oriented forum that will surely show up if you Google mandolin cafe.

The second best advice I can give you is find a local group of people to play with. It really helped me when I started 10 years ago.
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Old 04-19-2019, 01:51 PM
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We don't do direct links to other musical fora here on AGF, but I learned so much (and continue to learn a bunch) at a mandolin-oriented forum that will surely show up if you Google mandolin cafe.

The second best advice I can give you is find a local group of people to play with. It really helped me when I started 10 years ago.
^^^^^ this! Mandobart nails it again!
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Old 04-20-2019, 06:48 PM
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Mandobart,

Thanks for the info. Found the Mandolin Cafe forum. Looked at some of the post. I just may sign up.

Found some lessons on YouTube that were helpful. Can't remember who it was but should be able to find them again.

I can now play the C, G, and D chords. Even add in a bass note. That will cover a bunch of Bluegrass.

Thanks again
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Old 04-21-2019, 04:08 AM
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I am a beginner on mandolin... I got two of them in the last year and I love the instrument. I got a chord chart, and I used YouTube to find songs to learn that I liked. For example Springsteen’s Atlantic City has a Leon Helm version with mandolin.

Good luck!
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Old 04-21-2019, 12:04 PM
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Good luck. My professor was a professional mandolin player. Nice sounding instrument.
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Old 04-21-2019, 12:32 PM
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Mandolin is such a fun instrument. The tuning makes it relatively easy to learn the basics.
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Old 04-21-2019, 01:31 PM
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There are free lessons available, the previously mentioned forum (if you search "mandolin lessons") many available will show up. Enjoy! Mandolins are addictive!
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Old 04-22-2019, 12:48 PM
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Mandolins are addictive!
I can quit anytime I want....I just don't want to as I'm having so much fun!
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