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Original articles plus the "best of the web" by mandolin enthusiast/teacher Bruce Bernhart

In Minnesota, Bruce Bernhart has been a mandolin player/enthusiast since the 1980's

Bruce Bernhart Mandolin Websites

Updated May 26, 2013
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Beginning Mandolin Lessons

New! Tabs for Popular Fiddle Tunes:
"Denver Belle"
 "Roanoke"
"The Road Home"

The Bernhart Mandolin Webpages explore the history of the mandolin, buying and building mandolins, the various makes and models of mandolins available on the market, basic chord structures, different styles of playing, practice exercises, tabs, and performance.
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Updated May 26, 2013
Bruce Bernhart Lesson Plan #3
Roanoke- Dennis Ladd (Mandolincafe)

Bill Monroe's intro:
      __          __     __     __     __      __     __      __     __
     |  |        |  |   |  |   |  |   |  |    |  |   |  |    |  |   |  |
A----3--3---|----3--5---3--0---2--3---2----|-----3---0-------------------
 -----------|----------------------------5-|--5---------5----2---------0-
 -----------|------------------------------|--------------------5---5----
 -----------|------------------------------|-----------------------------
 ____|           |______|      |______|       |______|       |______|

     _3_     ___      ___     ___                                  ___
    | | |   |   |    |   |   |   |                                |   |
 -----------------------------------|------------3--------3--------------
 ---1-0---------2----0--------------|------------2--------2--------------
 ---po--5---5------------4---4---0--|----5------------------------5---2--
 -----------------------------------|------------------------------------
    |_______|        |_______|           |_______|        |_______|

The fiddle A and B parts:
    G ___     ___      ___     ___       ___     ___      ___     ___
     |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |
A||----------------------------------|-----------------------------------
 ||o---------------------------------|--------------2----0---------------
 ||o-0-------------------------------|--0---4---5------------5---4---2---
 ||------5---4---2----0---2---4---5--|-----------------------------------
     |_______|        |_______|         |_______|        |_______|

      ___     ___      ___     ___        ___     ___              ___
     |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |      |   |   |   |            |   |
 ------------------------------------|-----------------------------------
 ------------------------------------|---------------0-------------------
 ----0-------------------------------|---0---5---4--------5-------5---2--
 --------5---4---2----0---2---4---5--|-----------------------------------
     |_______|        |_______|          |_______|        |_______|

      ___     ___      ___     ___        ___     ___      ___     ___
     |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |      |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |
 ------------------------------------|-----------------------------------
 ------------------------------------|---------------2----0-----------0--
 ----0-------------------------------|---0---4---5------------5---5------
 --------5---4---2----0---2---4---5--|-----------------------------------
     |_______|        |_______|          |_______|        |_______|
                     1_________________________ 2_______________________
   _   _    _   _    |   D_   _   G    _       ||   D_   _   G
  | | | |  | | | |   |   | | | |      | |      ||   | | | |
 ---3---5--3-0-------|-------------------------||-----------------------|
 -2------po----5-3---|---2---0----------------o||---2-0---0-------------|
 --------------------|-----4---4--5---5-2-----o||-------4----5----------|
 --------------------|-------------------------||-----------------------|
  |___|    |___|         |___|    |___|             |___|    |___|

     G___                      ___        ___     ___
     |   |                    |   |      |   |   |   |
B||--6---7--------------------6---7--|-------8---7---5----3--------------
 ||o-4---5--------------------4---5--|-------6---5---3----2--------------
 ||o--sl-----------------------sl----|------------sl---------------------
 ||----------------------------------|-----------------------------------
     |_______|        |_______|          |_______|        |_______|

    C___                      ___         ___     ___
    |   |                    |   |       |   |   |   |
 -----------------------------------|------------------------------------
 ---6---7--------------------6---7--|--------8---7---5----3--------------
 ---4---5--------------------4---5--|--------6---5---3----2--------------
 ----sl-----------------------sl----|-------------sl---------------------
    |_______|        |_______|           |_______|        |_______|

     G___                      ___        ___     ___
     |   |                    |   |      |   |   |   |
 ----6---7--------------------6---7--|-------8---7---5----3--------------
 ----4---5--------------------4---5--|-------6---5---3----2--------------
 -----sl-----------------------sl----|------------sl---------------------
 ------------------------------------|-----------------------------------
     |_______|        |_______|          |_______|        |_______|

   D___     ___      ___     ___      G
   |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |
 --2---0---------------------------|-----------------------------------||
 ----------5---3----2---0----------|--2-------------------------------o||
 ---------------------------5---4--|--5-------------------------------o||
 ----------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
   |_______|        |_______|         |_______|        |_______|

Bill Monroe's A part:
     G___     ___      ___     ___         ___     ___      ___     ___
     |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |       |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |
A||-----------------------------------|----------------------------------
 ||o----------------------------------|---------------0----2---0---------
 ||o-0----------------------------0---|---0---5---5----------------5---2-
 ||------4---4---2----0---4---4-------|----------------------------------
     |_______|        |_______|           |_______|        |_______|

     ___     ___      ___     ___        D___     ___     G        ___
    |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |       |   |   |   |            |   |
 -----------------------------------|------------------------------------
 -----------------------------------|----------------0-------------------
 ---0----------------------------0--|----0---5---5--------5-------5---2--
 -------4---4---2----0---4---4------|------------------------------------
    |_______|        |_______|           |_______|        |_______|

      ___     ___      ___     ___        ___     ___      ___     ___
     |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |      |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |
 ------------------------------------|-----------------------------------
 ------------------------------------|---------------0----2---0----------
 ----0----------------------------0--|---0---5---5----------------5---5--
 --------4---4---2----0---4---4------|-----------------------------------
     |_______|        |_______|          |_______|        |_______|
                     1_________________________ 2_______________________
   ___   _    _   _  |   D_   _   G    _       ||   D_   _   G
  |-| | | |  | | | | |   | | | |      | |      ||   | | | |
 -2-3-3-3-7--3-0-----|-------------------------||----------------------||
 -sl-------------5-3-|---2-0---0--------------o||---2-0----------------||
 --------------------|-------4----5---5-2-----o||-------4-5--5---------||
 --------------------|-------------------------||----------------------||
  |_____|    |___|       |___|    |___|             |___|    |___|

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Bruce Bernhart mandolin lessons- common scales

Bruce Bernhart on buying and setting up your new mandolin

Bruce Bernhart mandolin lessons- tuning

Bruce Bernhart mandolin lessons- chord patterns

Bruce Bernhart on mandolin history and basic chord structures

Bruce Bernhart on string and saddle adjustment

Bruce Bernhart more tuning tips and whole/half steps

Bruce Bernhart on more chord patterns

Bruce Bernhart on the mandolin family

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Bruce Bernhart lessson on mandolin flats and sharps


Bruce Bernhart lesson on scales, circle of 5ths and meter


Bruce Bernhart on triads, gears

Bruce Bernhart mandolin chord diagrams

Bruce Bernhart on modern emergence of the mandolin

Bruce Bernhart on simple chords

Bruce Bernhart on whole and half-note steps on the mandolin

Bruce Bernhart mandolin practice excercises

Bruce Bernhart on playing waltzes


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