Big news everyone: we can reveal that a new instrument is available on the Chordify website… the mandolin!

We want everyone to live their music, and we’ve been planning this for a while as we keep improving and developing our service. The mandolin has been a popular request from the Chordify community, so we’re very excited to announce this.

Big shout out to our Chords team who have worked hard to integrate the support for this new instrument.

Where can I select the mandolin as my instrument?

You can select the mandolin in the usual place, on the Diagrams tab:

Can I select the mandolin on the Chordify app?

Currently, mandolin is only available on the website, so you’ll have to wait a bit longer for the app, sorry Android and iOS people!

Mandolin trivia

  • Did you know that Ludwig van Beethoven used to enjoy playing the mandolin? Though he was better known as a genius pianist composer, he made several pieces with the mandolin, though only 4 survive to this day. Other composers of the classical era associated with the mandolin included Antonio Vivaldi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Johann Nepomuk Hummel.
  • The mandolin is a versatile instrument used in a wide range of genres from pop, to bluegrass, jazz and rock. Some notable big hits include:
    • “Losing My Religion” by R.E.M, which was played by Peter Buck
    • “Maggie May” by Rod Stewart, which was played by Ray Jackson
    • “The Battle of Evermore” by Led Zeppelin, which was played by Jimmy Page
  • Did you know that the first instrument ever built by Gibson was a mandolin? Nowadays they’re commonly famous as one of the world’s biggest music manufacturers, making high quality guitars. However in 1894, Orville Gibson built his first ever stringed instrument, which happened to be a unique mandolin that was more durable than all competitors in the market.

Get Started

Enough talking – time to start jamming! Head over to the Chordify website now and try out the mandolin for yourself – you can search for any song you like, so have a blast.

And keep an eye out for some special mandolin setlists coming soon.

Please feel free to contact us with any feedback/questions at:

Happy jamming!

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