The Mandolin Chord Bible: GDAE Standard Tuning 2, 736 Chords (Fretted Friends)

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The Mandolin Chord Bible, with its 2,736 chords offers the ultimate solution for both beginner and experienced professional musician alike. The layout is uncomplicated and follows a logical musical progression from standard major chords up to the more esoteric thirteenths used by many jazz players. To accompany the 2,736 chords, a further 576 possible moveable chord configurations are included, together with a useful range of slash chords, reflecting the popularity of this type of chord in many of today's artist and compilation topline songbooks.

This highly comprehensive guide provides the musician with no fewer than 68 different types of chord in all twelve keys, making it the definitive publication for the mandolin. Whether you play folk, rock, pop, jazz or any other type of popular music, The Mandolin Chord Bible makes the ideal reference source for all occasions.

Standard Chords covered in The Mandolin Chord Bible (using the key of C as an example): C, Cm, C7, Cm7, C5, C6, Cm6, Cmaj7, Cdim, Cdim7, C-5, C+, Csus2, Csus4, C7sus4, Cm7-5, Cadd9, Cmadd9, C6add9, Cm6add9, C7-5, C7+5, C7-9, C7+9, Cm(maj7), Cmaj7-5, Cmaj7+5, C9, Cm9, Cmaj9, C11, C13.

Advanced Chords covered in The Mandolin Chord Bible (using the key of C as an example): C4, Cadd11, Csus4add9, Cm-6, C7sus2, C7-5-9, C7-5+9, C7+5-9, C7+5+9, C7add11, C7add13, C7+11, Cm7-5-9, Cm7-9, Cm7add11, Cmaj7+11, C9sus4, C9-5, C9+5, C9+11, Cm9-5, Cm(maj9), Cmaj9-5, Cmaj9+5, Cmaj9+11, Cmaj9add6, C11-9, Cm11, Cmaj11, C13sus4, C13-5-9, C13-9, C13+9, C13+11, Cm13, Cmaj13.

Major Slash Chords covered in The Mandolin Chord Bible (using the key of C as an example): C/C, C/Db, C/D, C/Eb, C/E, C/F, C/F#, C/G, C/Ab, C/A, C/Bb, C/B.

Beside the many pages of chord boxes or windows, the book features useful sections on tuning, chord construction, fingerboard layout, FAQs, alternative chord naming, fingering, slash chords, harmonic intervals etc. The aim of this guide is to provide the musician with the flexibility only really offered to guitar and keyboard players in the past. Now, with the help of The The Mandolin Chord Bible, musicians will be able to pick up any songbook and instantly have access to even the most complex and advanced chords.

Note
A new edition of The Mandolin Chord Bible was released by Cabot Books in 2016 and has been expanded to 110 pages.  The content is nearly identical, but with the addition of a blank chord window section at the back of the book for musicians to add their own chord arrangements to, as well as a few minor improvements in the layout. See ISBN: 9781906207335

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The Fretted Friends Series of musical guides have been created to cater for many different instruments both standard and specialized in today's varied musical landscape. No longer will unusual instruments be the exclusive preserve of the select few, but will be able to be enjoyed and understood by the complete beginner to the seasoned studio musician. Up until now, only a few instruments including the guitar and piano were adequately catered for in the availability of published musical guides, but this is all changing through Cabot Books desire to widen the appeal of instruments as diverse as the mandolin and the charango.

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