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Accessible Mandolin Chords

Mandolin Chords for the Blind and Visually Impaired

A Minor Chord

There are 6 ways of playing this chord

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Open
Fifth Fret
Seventh Fret
Second Fret
Ninth Fret
Twelfth Fret

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Open

  • your first finger goes on the second fret of the third string
  • your third finger goes on the fifth fret of the fourth string
  • the first and second strings are open
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Fifth Fret

  • make a barre on the fifth fret with your first finger from the first string to the fourth string
  • your third finger goes on the seventh fret of the third string
  • your fourth finger goes on the seventh fret of the second string
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Seventh Fret

  • make a barre on the seventh fret with your first finger from the second string to the third string
  • your second finger goes on the eighth fret of the first string
  • your third finger goes on the ninth fret of the fourth string
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Second Fret

  • make a barre on the second fret with your first finger from the first string to the fourth string
  • your second finger goes on the third fret of the second string
  • your fourth finger goes on the fifth fret of the first string
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Ninth Fret

  • your first finger goes on the ninth fret of the fourth string
  • your second finger goes on the tenth fret of the third string
  • make a barre on the twelfth fret with your fourth finger from the first string to the second string
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Twelfth Fret

  • your first finger goes on the twelfth fret of the first string
  • your second finger goes on the fourteenth fret of the fourth string
  • your third finger goes on the fourteenth fret of the third string
  • your fourth finger goes on the fifteenth fret of the second string
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