My mando sensei (who is absolutely excellent)is trying to get me to emphasize the 2 and 4 beat on fiddle tunes when playing the melody. When he does it, it really sounds great. Since I have the natural sense of timing of Barney Fife, this is worse than rubbung stomachs and patting heads but i'm working on it. We don't talk much about rhythm on this site so I am wondering what yall think about emphasizing the back beat while playing the melody. After hearing it, I know I want it. Does Sam Bush move his head in time with the back beat? I think so.