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Easy Mandolin Songs

By Wayne Erbsen In my article Mandolin Chords, I showed you a number of two-finger chords you can play on the mandolin. Armed with that knowledge, there are thousands of songs you can play simply by strumming the chord and singing, humming, or whistling the song. Before you can do that you will need to… Read More »


How to Play Mandolin

By Wayne Erbsen NOTE: I wrote this article in back in 1980 for the Mother Earth News. Some people call it a ‘tator bug because of its traditional round back, but most people know it as a mandolin. The instrument, a distant relative of the lute and (even more distantly) the guitar, was brought to… Read More »

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