Playing Some Essential Mandolin Chords

By Don Julin, Scott Tichenor

Part of Mandolin For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Strumming chords is a great way to begin playing on the mandolin. Chords are groups of notes that are played together by strumming all the mandolin strings while holding down certain strings with your left-hand fingers. This figure shows 12 essential mandolin chords.