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Beginner's Corner

In this section you will learn how to hold the mandolin, use a strap, hold the pick, tune your mandolin, and make your first glorious sounds on your mandolin.

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  (1.0) Holding the Mandolin
  (1.1) Holding The Pick
  (1.2) Getting in Tune
  (1.3) It's All In The Wrist
  (1.3) Making A Sound
  (2.2) Simple Chords & Strumming Patterns
  (2.9) HELPFUL TIPS - Playing Your First Melodies
  (3.0) Aura Lee
  (3.0g) Dividing by 2, 3, and 4
  (3.1) Ode To Joy
  (3.1aa) Basic Left Hand Fingering
  (3.2) Skip To My Lou
  (3.3) Red River Valley
  (3.4) Angelina Baker
  (3.5) Flop Eared Mule
  (3.6) Soldier's Joy
  Guitar Boogie