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Go from Zero to Hero on Mandolin

(in 3 easy steps)

Already know a few chords?

Plug them into the search tool below to find loads of songs that use the exact chords you enter.


If you're an absolute beginner, click here.

Mandolin Dashboard

Search Songs by Chord

Add your chords to the search bar below.
Discover songs that only use those chords.

Type chords here or import from My Library


"Finding songs that have only the chords I know is HUGE for a beginner."
- Jason S

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Mandolin Basics

Before diving in, it's important you know how to:

Once you've got the basics, you're ready to start making music.

Learn Your First Chords (and Songs)

Click the first image below for 1-chord songs with G. When you're ready, move onto 2-chord and 3-chord songs.

Step 1

1 Chord Mandolin Songs

1-Chord Songs with G Major

Click any song below to play along with the video.

  • Everyday People - Sly & the Family Stone - 1969 - (Slightly out of tune.)
  • U.S. 41 - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - 2010

To see chord diagrams for guitar, ukulele, mandolin, or banjo, click here.

Step 2

2 Chord Mandolin Songs G C

2-Chord Songs with G & C

Click any title to see the chords and notation.

Click any artist for a video.

  • The Bum Song - Harry "MAC" McClintock - 1928 - I don't have music notation yet.
  • Sodeo - Raffi - 1977 - This song is similar to the folk tune - "Shortenin' Bread."

There are also lots of folk tunes & nursery rhymes with these 2 chords.

To see chord diagrams for guitar, ukulele, mandolin, or banjo, click here.

Once you can play 3+ chords, you’re ready to use the Search Songs by Chord tool.

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Thanks. And happy strumming.