Mandolin Basics is a basic mandolin method and training book. It presents various topics including: left and right hand technique including: picking patterns, fingering, major scales, the chromatic scale, how to read tablature, finger placement, and a graduation section. It also contains photos and graphic diagrams that demonstrate various techniques and practices. The pages below are from the Mandolin Basics book. Clockwise from top: 1) Graphic diagrams showing a fingering exercise. 2) Notation and Tablature showing the D Major Scale. 3) Photos and Graphic diagrams showing mandolin chords. 4) Mandolin Basics Table of Contents. And 5) Notation and Tablature showing chordal accompaniment to a basic tune. Many more photos and graphics are used to demonstrate various technique concepts. The final segment of the Mandolin Basics book is a graduation section with check-off boxes that the teacher can check as the student progresses through the book. To purchase Mandolin Basics, return to the Basic Training page.