Comprehensive and easily understood, this essential Mel Bay resource is arranged in photo, notation and chord diagram form for maximum ease of use by left-handed mandolinists of all playing levels. Correct right-hand positions are pictured for each chord, as is proper left-hand picking position. Major, minor, seventh, diminished, augmented, and ninth chords are shown in photo, notation and chord diagram form; major seventh, sixth, minor sixth, seventh augmented fifth, and seventh diminished fifth chords are shown in diagram form only. Tuning of the mandolin is also shown. A chart summarizing movable chord patterns completes the book.