Mandolin Technique Lesson // Upstroke Power for Volume and Speed

mandolin lesson youtube Sep 29, 2023

In this mandolin video lesson, I give you a powerful exercise you can use for any music. We are exaggerating the upstroke, emphasizing the backbeat of the music.

This exercise will increase your picking hand movement and improve your technique for volume, drive, timing, and speed. 

I’m demonstrating the exercise with the Bluegrass and Old-time tunes Big Sciota and St Annes Reel, but you can use this concept for any music you play. 

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

  • Sheet music/tabs
  • Play-a-long tracks (MP3)
  • How-to-play-instructions


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