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.
Happy Practising!

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