No music reading is necessary to use either side of the “Practical Mandolin Chord and Fretboard Chart” The perfect addition to any learning tool or publication on the market. Side #1 = “The Practical Mandolin Chord Chart” How to play Mandolin chords in all 12 keys in a jamming or working musical environment. Each chord diagram shows you where to put which finger on the fretboard, which open strings to play – or not to play and which fret to Barre for the Barre chords – Keys are listed from the top of the chart to the bottom in “Fifths” – (Ex: the top row are chords in the key of C, then comes G, D, A, E, etc.) 8 1/2″ X 11″ – 16 point Recycled Card Stock – Full Color on both sides – UV Plastic Coated Chord diagrams in each key include the major, major 7th, minor, minor 7th., – chord diagrams also show 5th’s., 6ths., 7/9’s, 9ths., 11ths. diminished, suspended, additional Barre chord positions in various keys thru out the chart. The chord explanation on side 2 says – “As you barre any chord position up and down the neck in 1/2 steps (one fret at a time) – the name of the chord will be called the same name as the notes are called – and in the same progression as the notes are positioned on the fretboard Ex: a barred “E” chord ascending the fretboard = E, F, F#, G, G#, A, etc. … Side #2 = “Mandolin Fret Board, Tuning & General Info” For use with and how to tune Mandolins – Has the names of each note on the mandolin fretboard up to the 15th. fret – Color coded for naturals, sharps and flats – How to read Tab … How to Barre (bar) chords … more ..