I have a question...do most mandolin players picking hand do a contant up and down motion...all the time? Or are there different techniques where the right hand stops and starts, based on the melody? When I watch Sam Bush or Chris Thile, it seems that their right hand motion is a constant up and down...and it works for them so I guess I should be practicing that way also? Right now, I stop and start the up and down so I hit only one note instead of a doing a tremolo when the music stays on that note for a bit longer. But if I did a constant up and down, maybe I shouldn't hit the string many times, only once, but still keep the up and down motion going with my right hand?
In other words, do mandolin players NOT hit strings somtimes, even though the picking hand is going up and down contantly?