Mandolin Lessons for Beginners

Introduction to online Mandolin lessons

These beginner mandolin lessons are designed to get you started with the basics. On this page, you'll find ten subjects each containing mini lessons, so you have a step by step process on how to learn the mandolin. Every lesson includes a video and mandolin tab that you can play along with so your timing can improve from the very start. Go ahead, jump in and have fun!

Mandolin Lesson #1

Tuning your Mandolin and How to Read Tab

Mandolin Lesson #2

Right Hand Position and Holding a Flatpick

Mandolin Lesson #3

Strumming 101: Downstrokes and Upstrokes

Mandolin Lesson #4

Adding the Left Hand and Your First Chord

Mandolin Lesson #5

Two More Chords - C and D

Mandolin Lesson #6

Switching Chords

Mandolin Lesson #7

Flatpicking 101: Right Hand Technique

Mandolin Lesson #8

The G Scale

Mandolin Lesson #9

Slurs: Hammer-ons, Slides, and Pull-offs

Mandolin Lesson #10

The C Major Scale

Online Mandolin lessons

Online Mandolin lessonsBegin your bluegrass mandolin journey right here with Tunefox. These online mandolin lessons will give you a comprehensive understanding of mandolin roll patterns, chords, and slurs so you can start learning bluegrass mandolin solos in the Tunefox song library as soon as possible. Start from the very beginning of holding your pick and learning to read tab and journey through learning how to match strumming patterns with chords to playing G and C major scales. Watch the video lesson included in each section and then play along with the interactive mandolin tab to get the material under your fingers and in your ears. If things are too fast for you at the beginning, slow down the playback using the tempo slider and build your speed gradually.

By using a combination of the online mandolin video lessons, mandolin tab, and even the Official Tunefox User’s Group on Facebook for feedback and encouragement, you’ll be in good shape to start jamming with your friends and playing more complicated bluegrass music on the mandolin. Tunefox is here for you from the start so let us know if you have any questions along the way. Email us at support@tunefox.com.