Saturday, May 23, 2009

2 Finger Mandolin Chord Chart

Above is the second of our two new Mandolin Chord Charts. This is the 2 finger version, also set up in a horizontal format for easy viewing. Contains the Mandolin illustration and color bars to make it easier to read. All seven basic chords are here with fingering for Major, Minor and Sevenths. Easy to download, three hole punch and it is ready to go. Also check out our latest version of the full book which you can purchase on

Friday, May 22, 2009

New PDF Mandolin Chord Chart

We have updated and released a couple new Mandolin Chord Charts. One of our readers from Germany ask if we could turn the charts to a horizontal orientation making it easier for his student. Yes we can. The free chart still fits nicely into your 3 ring jam book for easy viewing. This chart contains the basic fingerings for all seven basic chords, the major, minor and the 7th. Plus a cool little mandolin drawing. To download sign in over on the right.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

New Coil Bound Version of Our Notebook Chord Charts at

We are please to announce that we now have a coil bound version of our AcousticMusicTV Notebook Music Charts book. It is available at This make it easy to carry our charts and have them with you where ever you go. The binding is a coil so they can lie flat or can be folded back to make them easy to view. Check them out at

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Blank Mandolin and Violin Sheet Music

Have you ever tried to write down your Mandolin or Violin music and discovered that the blank sheet music you could find had six lines for the TAB notations instead of the four for mandolin. Well that is what we found along with the lines just to close together. So we remade this one also. Blank sheet music for mandolin and violin, nice and clear with lines well apart for lots of scribbling. Sign up over on the right and download our free mandolin and violin blank sheet music.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Blank Guitar Sheet Music

Our latest post is a blank guitar sheet for writing music. I often found that the lines on the blank sheet music I could find on the web were just to close together. I always wanted a little more room. So that is what we did, expanded it out a little. Just sign up over in the right hand corner and download our pdf blank guitar sheet music. This sheet also works for piano music as well.

Friday, May 8, 2009

PDF Chart for all the Guitar Barre Chords

To make carrying the Barre chord chart a little easier we combined the 5th and 6th string chords into one chart. This gives you all the essential positions for these movable chords. By using both positions you can stay in one basic position on the fret board and look cool at the same time. Also start experimenting with taking a few fingers off the strings for a rougher sound or just use the top three strings and start thinking about triads. Download over on the right.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Ukulele Chord Chart

The Ukulele is growing and growing in popularity, this free pdf chart has the basic essential chords to get you going. This is the coolest of instruments. The Ukulele can do way more than just Hawaiian music. If you ever get a chance to catch Pete Kennedy of the Kennedys and watch him play Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue you will be amazed at what can happen. A great source to get started is with the books of Jim Beloff and his Jumpin' Jim's series of Ukulele song book. Jim breaks it all down to really nice and clear instructions and a wide range of music. We have a couple his books on the Uke page on the pdf download site.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Learn to Play the 7th Chords on Guitar

Learn how to play the Sevenths, 7ths, guitar chords in this step-by-step video from Each seventh chord, A7, B7, C7, D7, E7, F7 and Gm is demonstrated and includes an onscreen fingering chord chart. The 7th chords are perfect for adding the blues feeling to your music and are essential for every player. The video shows the fingerings for each 7th guitar chord chart. A great way to get started learning basic sevenths guitar chords.

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Movable Arpeggio Scale for Any Guitar Key

In music, an arpeggio is a broken chord where the notes are played or sung in sequence, one after the other, rather than ringing out simultaneously. The word, like many other musical terms, originates from Italian, in which it means "in the manner of the harp". These are formed from scales, The arpeggio is based on the relative scale playing the "key" notes or those affected the the key signature. For more information on arpeggios check out Wikipedia.

This pattern can be moved up and down the fret board depending on the key you are in. Find your starting or root note on either the 6th or the 1st string. Then you can play combinations of these notes based on this pattern for soloing or accents to your songs.

For soloing, play any of these notes over any of the chords of the key you are in. I find the higher notes on the top often work better, but low notes are cool also.

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