#1
my dad gave me one, a fender fm52se mandolin yesterday as an early graduation present!

i'm just figuring it out, but it sounds great
any advice for owning and maintaining a mandolin? songs to learn? advice on getting better? anything at all..
I'd like a chocolate shake.. with a whiskey chaser
#3
they sound great dont they, just start off with chords and scales.
now extra flamey
#6
ugh SOO much better than my mandolin...


EDIT: learn "Oh Mandy" by the Spinto Band. I figured it out on my own on my first day of having a mandolin, it's easy. And really good.
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#7
Try to learn Rock Lobster on it. That would be awesome.
When you saw me sleeping
thought I was dreaming
of you...


I didn't tell you
That the only dream
Is Valium for me
#8
Learn some Flogging Molly
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#10
Quote by CobainBohnam
Schemxy, I always wanted one.
I really don't get it though is it more of a guitar of bass?


neither, it's tuned to fifths, like a violin (GDAE)
#11
Awesome. My dad's been eyeing a mando for a year or more, but i guess he doesnt have enuff money for a good one. And wasnt Paul McCarney latest single all mandolin? I looked it up a while back, and its all basic chords im pretty sure. And for those who dont know, mandolins are tuned like a violin with an octave string i think.
#13
Learn "Led Zeppelin - The Battle Of Evermore"!
DO IT NOW!
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#14
Quote by qotsa1998
And for those who dont know, mandolins are tuned like a violin with an octave string i think.


Not an octave. Same note. It's two-string courses, for a chorus effect. Each string is doubled.
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#15
Quick one to get started, learn the end of Stonehenge.
And then get some dancing dwarfs.
#16
ive got one the same as yours

learn chords first, then scales then irish jigs
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Must if they break for me, better sounds come from the way you play more-so than the strings.

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>hen I said 'must', i meant just.

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#17
Quote by David w
I have one of these....


Is that a Firebird mandolin?!

Learn Losing My Religion, a-la Russell Brand
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Bassist for Half My Kingdom.
#18
inb4throughthefireandtheflames


My friend got one of these today, it sounds really sweet, although a guitar feels enormous afterwards ^ ^

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You are everything I want...
...'Cause you are...

...Everything I'm not.

Atheism. Is. Not. A. Religion.
Today's saints were yesterday's sellouts
#20
Learn Going to California and Hey Hey What Can I Do. Both Zep songs
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#21
Quote by TJ1991
Is that a Firebird mandolin?!



It is! Its called a "Mandobird"
#22
Quote by David w
It is! Its called a "Mandobird"

and it is a beauty
I'd like a chocolate shake.. with a whiskey chaser
#24
just learn some basic chords. what's fun is for transcribing stuff for mandolin. i have a version of "surf wax america" by weezer i did with my mandolin and guitar. it sounds sweeet. i still have the tab i think if you want it.
#DTWD
#25
battle for evermore, going to california, boogie with stu, hey hey what can i do........
and of course losing my religion.
#26
I wish I had a decent mandolin, I really like the sound.
All I've got just now is a Mandolin - Banjo, dates back to about the 1930's I think.

Can't get it set up though, cause a Mandolin banjo technician is a really really hard thing to find lol