Welcome to Mando Scales!

This is a collection of technical exercises for aspiring advanced “jammers”, for mandolinists (and players of the Bahian guitar) whose goal is high-level improvisation in the rock, blues and jazz-rock (“fusion”) idioms – “shredding” exercises and chord exercises, for 4-, 5-, 8- and 10-string (GDAE and CGDAE) acoustic and electric instruments.
Two formats: PDFs, and backing tracks (in video format, so that you can see where you are) with gradually-increasing tempos.
There’s also a “Student Center”, with some easier versions of the exercises, and a Theory page, just for fun.
These aren’t lessons as such, you’re on your own here, but advice is freely, enjoyably and encouragingly given.
Grab your pick, and let’s get to work!

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