Introducing the Mandolin Family
Jeff Clark

The mandolin and related instruments will be reviewed, with some history, and explanation of some of the similarities and differences therein. It’s a pretty big family.

We will look into playing positions, some accessories available, even safety. Some basic chords, picking techniques, strums and chops offered up too!

Jeff Clark says “I began playing mandolin several years ago in a folk trio in Michigan. There were three of us playing guitar, so I decided to add some different sound. I borrowed a mandolin, re-tuned it to the top four strings of a guitar, and hated the sound! As soon as I tuned it correctly and learned a couple of chords, it sounded ‘right’. I know I learn more in teaching, than any other way, so let’s see what we can learn together about mandolins.”