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Mandolin Dashboard

Your online guide to beginner chords, easy songs, and practice tips.

Mandolin Dashboard

Already know a few chords?

Use the search tool below to see what songs you can play.

Type chords here or import from My Library


Keeping reading if you don't know any chords yet.

Table of Contents

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The Basics

Mandolin Basics

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

Once you've got the basics down, you're ready to start learning some chords.

Beginner Chords

A great way to learn chords is in the context of actual songs. So start with...

Visit the Chord Dashboard if you'd rather start with different chords. When you can play 3 or more chords, start finding your own easy songs.

Easy Songs

This site features tons of easy songs. In addition to nursery rhymes, there are also:

There are also lots of beginner tunes written for Ukulele and Guitar.

Push Yourself

Want to improve fast?
The tools below are designed to push you (but not
too hard). 

The Next
Best Chord

Learn this chord next. It has the highest ROI.


See a list of songs that are just beyond reach.

Search by

Search any set of chords (in all 12 keys).

Force the
Last Chord

Use this to crack really tough chords.

Extra Resources

Here are some additional resources to guide you along the music path. Be sure to bookmark these for later.