I listened to an interview of Monroe on a cd that a friend lent me. Bill says that his uncle Pen had a pulse in his music that is difficult to get with the mandolin, but can be heard in the fiddle. I picked with a fiddler years ago who accentuated the note on the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th beat. Is that what Monroe meant by a pulse? Does anyone have an example of mando music where the pulse can be heard?