Mudcat Café message #2621745 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #52949   Message #2621745
Posted By: The Sandman
30-Apr-09 - 04:38 AM
Thread Name: Mandolin Help - Pick Direction For Jigs
Subject: RE: Mandolin Help - Pick Direction For Jigs
I prefer down on first and fourth beats,but will sometimes play six quavers ddu ddu,or ddu dud.
I prefer to play two downs if I am going to a string,further away from the body,but sometimes for variety I will play this string up.
it is fun to sometimes try and start on an up beat, Sully suggests this at the beginning of lark in the morning udd udd.
I think the ideal must be to be comfortable in any direction.