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    Here is a diagram of the mandolin fretboard with the accompying notes on the staff. The formatting is not perfect but it prints out quite nicely.
    I think you'll find this layout easy to follow. I hope that some will find it useful.



    My daughter did this for me. Kids can be very useful.
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    And if anyone's interested here is the same layout for the guitar!

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    Those are excellent! Please pass on my thanks to your daughter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Stevens View Post
    Those are excellent! Please pass on my thanks to your daughter!
    Thanks Kevin
    I thought they were pretty good myself.
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    Wayne, this is fantastic. Thanks so much to you and your daughter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Goist View Post
    Wayne, this is fantastic.
    Thanks so much to you and your daughter.

    Your quite welcome.
    I could not find anything on the internet that would help with matching fretboard positions to the accompyning note on the staff.
    So this is what we came up with.
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    Thanks to Windsor from Montreal!
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    Thank you very much..

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    Kudos to your daughter. Thanks for sharing!

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    Can she do one for a Mandocello?
    Is your Godin a burst or natural finished like mine?

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    I have put together a course that not only shows you were the notes are but includes a series of timed exercises that make you locate each note one each string. Some of you may be old enough to remember flash cards as a method to practice, and improve your arithmetic skills.

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    Your a lucky man Wayne!
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    Ha ha notes. What are those?

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    How do you download the diagram?

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    Related thing I found in a very old tune book. Shows the ranges of the mandolin type instruments.


    Some of those old tune books had a chart very similar to the one Wayne's daughter prepared. Often in the inside front cover. Kind of like "here you go, now you can play anything."
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    The entire staff
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    Quote Originally Posted by calvindebeverly View Post
    How do you download the diagram?
    Depends on your device. Using a mouse? Right click the image & choose to save or download the photo. No? Then search Google how to save photos to your specific device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calvindebeverly View Post
    How do you download the diagram?
    I get it, it's pretty low resolution when you right click. I copied it and pasted it into an image editing program. It was about 2-1/2" x 2" at 240 dpi. I think it's basically no longer available in a useable format. It's pretty old.

    The OP was logged in pretty recently, though, maybe they'll see your inquiry and repost a higher resolution pdf.
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    Many thanks R/
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    Agreed, the images are not very good resolution. Check out the different downloads available in this thread: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/t...otation-to-TAB

    Also, perhaps this image from another thread may be helpful:
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=75237&d=1312909769

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    If you need a clearer fretboard map, I have a few on my site here - https://mattcbruno.com/fretboard-maps/

    Aside from the whole tone and the full chart, the post includes the Major scales for C, G, D, E, and A with the arpeggio notes highlighted.
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