Bruce Bernhart Mandolin Websites

Bruce Bernhart Mandolin Websites

New! Tabs for Popular Fiddle Tunes:

"Crazy Creek"
"Little Rock Getaway"

Bruce Bernhart Mandolin Websites

In Minnesota, Bruce Bernhart has been a mandolin player/enthusiast since the mid-1980's

Updated May 26, 2013

Lesson #3- Basic Chords

The Bernhart Mandolin Webpages offers original articles, lessons, tabs and information on the history of the mandolin, buying and building mandolins, basic chord structures, the different styles of playing, the various makes and models of mandolins available on the market, and the "best of the web" on mandolin topics presented by mandolin player/teacher Bruce Bernhart

Bruce Bernhart Mandolin Websites

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Try your hand at some dominant7 chords (dominant chords include 1-3-5-7 notes)

Bruce Bernhart Mandolin Websites
4-finger chords

Finally, try these minor7 chord shapes (minor7 chords include 1-3b-5 notes)

Bruce Bernhart Mandolin Websites

 Check out these cool flash cards to help you learn standard notation:

Basic chords:

If we stack another third onto any of the basic chords, we now have 7th chords:

From left to right the names of these chords are: Major-Major seventh, Major-minor seventh, minor-minor seventh, minor-Major seventh.

These chords names are commonly abbreviated, such as M7 for Major-Major Seventh and 7 for Major-minor seventh.

More chords are charted out on page 2.

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Bruce Bernhart Mandolin Websites

Be sure to visit the other Bruce Bernhart Mandolin Websites:

Bruce Bernhart mandolin rock tabs

Bruce Bernhart mandolin lessons- common scales

Bruce Bernhart on buying and setting up your new mandolin

Bruce Bernhart mandolin lessons- tuning

Bruce Bernhart mandolin lessons- chord patterns

Bruce Bernhart on mandolin history and basic chord structures

Bruce Bernhart on string and saddle adjustment

Bruce Bernhart more tuning tips and whole/half steps

Bruce Bernhart on more chord patterns

Bruce Bernhart on the mandolin family

Bruce Bernhart on mandolin bluegrass chords and patterns

Bruce Bernhart on temperature considerations

Bruce Bernhart lessson on mandolin flats and sharps

Bruce Bernhart lesson on scales, circle of 5ths and meter

Bruce Bernhart on triads, gears

Bruce Bernhart mandolin chord diagrams

Bruce Bernhart on modern emergence of the mandolin

Bruce Bernhart on simple chords

Bruce Bernhart on whole and half-note steps on the mandolin

Bruce Bernhart mandolin practice excercises

Bruce Bernhart on playing waltzes

Bruce Bernhart on majors, minors and sevenths

Bruce Bernhart Mandolin Websites

Also, check out the Bruce Bernhart RV Websites and Blogs:

Solar power for your RV

The care and feeding of your RV battery

The sport of "geocaching" and RV refrigeration basics

The basics of RV power inversion

RV travel tips and tire care

Advanced discussion on power inversion

Tips on buying a house battery and cold weather maintenance

RV Insurance basics

Buying the right generator for your RV and portable power

RV television reception options

Care and maintenance of the RV air conditioner

Top RV destinations

RV long-term supplies and weight considerations

RV Insurance- Road protection and bodily injury coverage

RV battery types and winter charging considerations

Deep cycle battery basics

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