New Zealand Community Education Centres

Mandolin - Beginners

Learn the basic chords to play a range of songs on your own mandolin.


You'll be taught basic chords to enable you to start playing songs, from traditional Celtic and American to popular melodies, using easy scales and work towards playing in a mandolin ensemble. 

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:
• Tune your mandolin correctly
• Play simple melodies
• Play simple popular and traditional tunes
• Recognise scales for tunes and fills
• Participate in a mandolin ensemble at an introductory level

Bring your own mandolin.

Note:  Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly. If you need to cancel, here are our terms and conditions: "What You Need to Know".

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