Basic Chop Chords

In this free mandolin video lesson by Brad Laird you'll learn the standard versions of the G and C chord. The G chord can be moved up two frets to play an A chord and the C chord can be moved up two frets to play a D chord. Brad will also demonstrate how to make the standard bluegrass "chop sound" with a mandolin. The bluegrass chop is an integral part to the rhythm section of any bluegrass band.

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mandolin chord chart

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Moveable Major & Minor Chords by Brad Laird is a downloadable Quicktime lesson that will teach you how to play the twelve possible major chords and twelve possible minor chords. This beginning mandolin video will teach you two chord shapes that you can move up and down the neck to play in different keys. We'll also cover a little music theory so you can better understand this concept. $5.99

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