Mandolin left hand techniques are essential for students learning to play mandolin! Although mandolin is an excellent instrument for beginners, it is common for a beginner to wonder how to hold this new instrument right and to be full of questions.
Taking even a few lessons from a competent teacher is the best way to progress quickly, but even if you can’t, some good players do not mind taking you aside and showing you a few things…passing down the knowledge, under the right circumstances!
Till you do that, you can start with the information provided below, but remember, go slowly and take things easy to ensure you don’t hurt your finger muscles. It may appear difficult at first, but you will gain finger strength and coordination over time.