This article in the Mandolin Chords series of theMandolinTuner focuses on the F#/Gb Major Mandolin chords. On top of this article you can find the four more common ways to play the chord, with fingering as well. But not only that.

I will give you all seven (!) positions you can play the F#/Gb Major chord on the mandolin, so get ready for serious practice.  So the F#/Gb Major, consists of:

  • The root, which for F#/Gb Major is of course F# (Gb)
  • The third, which for F#/Gb Major is A# (Bb)
  • The fifth, which for F#/Gb Major is C#(Db)

 

F#/Gb Major Mandolin Chord Variants

As with all chords, there are many variants of the F#/Gb Major chord for the mandolin. I have included nice-looking photorealistic descriptions of the four most common ones on top of this article for your convenience. Nevertheless, if you want to explore more, see below a Chord Sheet that presents all ten variants for you to practice.

F#Gb Major Chord Sheet Mandolin

 

How to Practice chords on the mandolin

I suggest you practice playing them one by one, till you feel comfortable with all positions, as I am convinced you will then have covered 99% of what is needed for the chord. Do you actually need to know all variants presented here? Not really, but as music is really a language, the more variants you know the easier it will be for you to play and express yourself.

The slide-show located at the top of the article can be used for practicing, as you can pause to practice a particular position, go to the next or previous chord variant, and even start the slide show again. Once you feel you can play them all, try playing following the slide-show.

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Ok, it is now time to practice. Grab your mandolin and try to play the F#/Gb Major variants slowly at the beginning and then fast!

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