I'm coming to the mandolin after many years as a guitar player. In poking around the internet, I seem to have come across a few different points on right hand technique. I'm curious about people's takes. Some things that cause me to think:
- in a youtube video by Chris Thile, he advocates a regular alternating style (up down, up down), however in the David Grisman book, he talke about a cross picking style that can have subsequent up strokes (down, up, up). Both of these guys clearly know more than I, however seem to contradict one another. What's your take?
- I seem to have a tendency to rest the base of my palm on the bridge. This seems to not be advised. Any thoughts?
Also, any suggestions as to how to establish a good practice regimen to develop the best techniques? I think I know where I want to get, but am a far ways away!