Getting Started Playing Jazz Mandolin

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Starting to play Jazz can seem like a daunting task, but study and perseverance will take anyone a long way.  We all learned to crawl before we walked, and walk before we ran.  In a few months, slow steady progress adds up to a lot of progress.  Keep in mind the journey is more fun than the destination.


Learn Your First Jazz Tune

Mack The Knife





More beginning topics to come 

Gibson Mandola jazz



Best of luck and have fun learning Jazz!

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Instructional Material

Getting Started

Common Tunes


Play Alongs

Chord Melody


Jazz Music Theory


Band in a Box Files for Jazz tunes

Free Jazz Mandolin Instruction Books



Instruction Videos


Performance Videos


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