Saturday, January 24, 2009

Chords and Keys work for All Music

Hi all. Thanks to everyone who has been downloading our free guitar and mandolin chord charts and our basic key charts. We have been getting a great response from them. We have more coming, just crazy busy with all kinds of projects. Including editing and getting ready for a couple of new Acoustic Music TV shows.

We were asked a good question recently from a new mandolin player. "Do our basic key charts also apply for mandolin." The answer is yes, the basic keys apply to all instruments. The chord shapes will be different for each instrument, guitar, mandolin, piano, etc. but the keys and their components are the same.

So lets say you are playing in the key of E, and E is the 1 chord, then the 4 and 5 chords will be A and B across all instruments, including all their variations.

Thanks for the question, keep them coming, I love to hear everyone's responses.

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Teach Yourself to Play Mandolin

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