Okay, I'm going from guitar to mandolin.
There seems to be two kinds of chords to learn:
four finger, movable "chop" chords, and then easier, two finger chords.
Clearly, the chop chords are mostly for playing in a band.
At this point, the chop chords are really hard for me to play. Really hard. But, of course, the two finger chords are pretty easy.
1. are the two-finger chords really used that much by most players?
2. how long, with steady practice, does it seem to take to get to be able to make smooth, quick transitions between four finger chords and to get a good sound?