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August 30, 2014 | Chord sentences; 'ii V7 I' cheat sheet

Hint: Every set of closed chords on a mandolin is movable. If you can get away from the open strings and your transposing skills are good, you can establish a chord vocabulary up, down, and across the fretboard. One set of patterns becomes an immediate cheathsheet.

We revamped our original 'ii V7 I' chord sheet a year and a half ago. If you haven't already downloaded it, here it is again.

3-note chords. Harmonically complete, sonically sound.

Important Chords!!

Download PDF: pdf_sm.gif Major 'ii7 V7 I' Blocks

Spice them up.

Want to know more about the theory? Check out the original article


Posted by Ted at August 30, 2014 3:39 PM

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