I'm fairly new to mandolin. I am going to be attending an old-time weekend in March and would like to be able to sit in on jams. From what I've read online, it seems that in old-time music, the mandolin would play the melody most of the time? I haven't really been able to find much on playing back up? I would assume that you wouldn't be chopping like you would in bluegrass.
Can someone please fill me in on how to play back up to old time tunes? Would you normaly use open chords?