Basic mandolin chord charts are available at national music instrument retail chains such as Sam Ash and Guitar Center, but are also sold at smaller regional stores such as Canadian Brass Store or Nashville Violins. Chord charts are also available at online retailers such as Sheet Music Plus.
Mel Bay's acoustic string instrument chord charts and songbooks are very popular with guitarists, but the Mandolin Chord Chart is also available for mandolin players.
The mandolin is part of the lute family of instruments and commonly features four sets of doubled strings that are tuned in unison with one another and in fifths with the other sets. It is an important part of the folk music tradition in many countries, including the United States, Ireland, Italy and Brazil.